Junior High OBOB team performs well at reading regionals


March 11, 2020

OREGON Battle of the Books Sweet Home team members include, from left, Akira Blum, Beatrice Reeves, Eleanor Larson, Lilly Dunn and Naomi Baarsch.

The Sweet Home Junior High Oregon Battle of the Books team finished in the top eight at the District 2 Regional Competition held February 29 at Philomath High School.

The team, composed of three sixth-graders, one seventh-grader, and one eighth-grader, made it to the Elite Eight out of an original field of 42 teams. In the competition to move on to the Final Four, the Sweet Home team lost by a narrow two points.

Team members were sixth-graders Lilly Dunn, Naomi Baarsch and Eleanor Larson, seventh-grader Beatrice Reeves, and eighth-grader Akira Blum. Only four players participate in a game,...

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