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Bay Area Battle Of The Books
A different kind of civil war will be between Marshfield and North Bend High School in Coos Bay Library’s Myrtlewood Room. Both schools are participating for the first time in the Oregon Battle of the Books, a statewide reading motivation and comprehension program. Teams of students have been reading the books on this years list, and mock battles will be held at each school to determine which group will represent their school at the state regional competition at the end of February.
Monday’s Bay Area Battle of the Books will be engaged in the spirit of friendly competition, helping to better prepare students to succeed at regionals, and giving them an idea of how the whole thing works. Coos Bay and North Bend Mayor’s Crystal Shoji and Rick Wetherell will serve as judges. The public is invited to cheer on their school. This will be a chance for the participants to demonstrate their knowledge, teamwork and sportsmanship.
The mission of the Oregon Battle of the Books 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. For more information call 541.266.1101.