Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a dynamic and innovative Library Media Specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County, created a unique reading competition in 1986. It was called The Reading Bowl and, in a competitive game format, questioned students about the content of the 20 Georgia Book Award Nominees each year. During the last few years, over 600 schools throughout Georgia have held competitions at the local school district level and have registered online for regional competitions. Here at MES we are proud to have hosted several successful reading bowl teams that have gone on to compete in many different levels of the competition.