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Edgewood Elementary in Eugene is State Champion in Oregon Battle of the Books

Edgewood Elementary School in South Eugene is the new state champion for the Oregon Battle of the Books, or OBOB. The team includes two sisters, and their mom is one of the coaches. This is only the third year the reading club has been at Edgewood and the first time they’ve been to state finals.

The competition was held Saturday in Salem. Two other Eugene schools made it to the finals, O’Hara Catholic School and Ridgeline Montessori. Middle and high school students compete in a separate group for their grades. Students read fiction and non-fiction from a selected list of sixteen books.

KLCC’s Angela Kellner spoke with the Edgewood team Monday morning.

KLCC's Angela Kellner also spoke with Bree Bouse, mother of the two girls on the winning team. She also is co-chair and coach of the Edgewood OBOB team, called The Unknowns.

Interview with Bree Bouse, mother of the two girls on Edgewood's winning OBOB team, as well as the co-chair and coach of the team called The Unknowns.

Angela Kellner is the KLCC host of All Things Considered and a reporter. Angela began as a KLCC volunteer in 1991 when she was in high school. While a student at Lane Community College, she was hired in 1993 for a work-study position in the KLCC Music Department and has been with the station in some role since then. Angela hosted KLCC's world music program Tropical Beat for 11 years from 1994 to 2005 and continues to fill in on a monthly basis.