The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl encourages children to read books from the Georgia Children's Book Awards list and to talk about those books. Three public schools in Athens recently took top honors at the regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
Clarke Middle School and Hilsman Middle School share 1st place in the middle school division. Clarke Central High School won 1st place for the high school division.
All three teams will advance to Division II Championships on Feb. 23. Only two teams at each elementary, middle or high level advance, and CCSD has half of the teams!
The Reading Bowl is a quiz show-style competition in which teams of 5 to 10 students in grades 4-12 answer questions on the 20 Georgia Book Award books (elementary/middle) or 20 Georgia Peach Award books (high).
The winning teams are below:
Clarke Central High School
Kacy Tedder, Coach
Clarke Middle School
Danielle Rebecca Barker
Shawn Hinger, Coach
Hilsman Middle School
Leslie Gonzalez, Coach