Chamblee Middle advances to state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition

3/17/2017, 6 a.m.

Chamblee Middle School is advancing to the state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition this weekend in Athens after winning first place in the middle school grouping at the annual divisional competition.

Arabia Mountain High also earned a top honor, taking second place among high schools at the divisional competition held March 4 in Conyers. The state competition will be held on March 18.

The reading bowl was created by Helen Ruffin (1935-2014), a library media specialist in DeKalb County, in order to encourage her students to read using books nominated from the Georgia Children’s Book Awards. Her vision was to have teams composed of students from different schools compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. The reading bowl is open to Georgia students in grades four through 12.

For more information, visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org/helen-ruffin-reading-bowl.