Swain Places in Reading Bowl for 2nd Year in a Row
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
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Several years ago, Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a library media specialist in DeKalb County, created a unique reading competition in a quiz bowl format, called the Reading Bowl, using the Georgia Children’s Book award nominees. Her vision was to have teams comprised of students from different schools compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. Today, the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in grades four through twelve across the state. Competitions are held at the local, regional and divisional levels with the winning teams from the Divisional Bowls competing in March for the State Championship of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. When more than two local schools want to compete at the regional competition, then a local competition must be held to see which two teams will represent our county. The Gordon County Reading Bowl competition for the elementary schools was held on Monday, January 29th. First place went to the team from Belwood Elementary and second place went to the team from Swain Elementary. These two teams will move on to the North Region competition that will be held.


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