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Holley students win Battle of the Books regional title


March 7, 2018

HOLLEY OBOB members, from left, Ann Marie Marble, Daisy Lalonde, Trent Harvey, Eturnyti Alli-son, Lilly Dunn, Olivia Saveskie and Christina Saveskie celebrate their regional win.

In their first year of participation in Oregon Battle of the Books, Holley students won the regional competition in Woodburn against 49 other schools March 3, and will move on to the state tournament in April.

Christina Saveskie, school district speech and language teacher at Holley Elementary, said she started the OBOB team because her daughter, Olivia Saveskie, and her friends love to read.

"I thought it would be nice to have a team that wasn't just sports-oriented, and give some students who love reading a way to be part of a team," Christina Saveskie said.

She found it has been a positi...

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