RPA Middle School students compete in regional Oregon Battle of the Books

A team of RPA middle school students, known as the Figs, represented RPA at a regional Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) competition on Saturday, March 18, competing against 16 local teams in a series of five trivia rounds.

OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

RPA middle school students can take the OBOB class as an enrichment. In OBOB, students have the opportunity to read from the selected list of books, create trivia questions for one another, practice battles, and if they qualify, compete in regional and state tournaments.

The RPA team made it past the “pool play” game rounds and earned their way into the “Great 8” bracket, eventually finishing in sixth place overall.

The Figs are students Gusty Berger-Brown (6th), Ivy Monaghan (6th), Asher George (7th) and Felix Gattey (8th).

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