The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
was founded by Helen Ruffin, a library media specialist from DeKalb County, Georgia. To inspire her students to read, Ruffin created a reading competition using the Georgia Book Award Nominees. The reading bowl consists of students from different schools testing their knowledge of selected books in a statewide competition.
HRRB Rules To participate
- The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl requires high school students to read books from the 2018-2019 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominees list.
- Each team will consist of five players and five alternates.
- Each school will participate in six rounds.
- Each round will consist of 10 questions.
- Alternates may be substituted between rounds.
- Teams will receive 10 points for each answer. There will be no penalties for wrong answers.
- The teams with the highest total points from all six of their rounds will be the winners.
HRRB Bowl Dates
January 26, 2019 Local
February 9, 2019 Regional
HRRB Team Awards
2013 3rd Place South Region Winner
2014-15 Valdosta City School High Level Winner
2015 3rd Place South Region Winner
2015-16 Valdosta City School High Level Winner
2017-18 Valdosta City School High Level Winner
To see a complete list of the 2018-2019 Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees visit the Georgia Peach Book Award website