Four students from Newport High School competed at the regional Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) and earned their competition slot in the state finals to be held on April 6th. Coached by NHS English teacher Naomi Hill (seated), the team members are: Nina Smith, Nathan Todd (both Seniors), Parker Klem and Dylan Parker (both Sophomores.) This was the second year NHS has entered the competition. Team members read 12 books from the OBOB list and were quizzed on content and meaning of each.
OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.
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.
OBOB is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.