Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

We Are the Bowl Dogs!

Bowl Dogs 2020

Back Row from Left: Mrs. A. Woolfork-Williams (Assistant principal MCHS), Alisha Solomon, Brittany Braswell, Alyssa Thompson, Taylor Adkins (co-captain), Mrs. S. Barfield (Media Specialist)
Front Row: Charlie Fulks (captain), Camryn Walker, Isaiah Jackson
Not Pictured: Chelsea Kendrick, Karson DeSmith


About Us

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a competition designed by a former Georgia Media Specialist that encourages students to read the 20 books nominated each year for the Georgia Peach Book Award. The Reading Bowl Team for MCHS first competed in 2015.

Students who compete are asked to read a variety of books from the nominee list and become experts who are focused on specific details. Then they practice answering questions about the setting, plot, characters, and details. There are no questions in the reading bowl that ask you to interpret, discuss theme, identify symbolism, etc. This is comprehension and knowledge of basic facts about the books.

The regional competition date and location is yet to be determined for 2020-2021, it will likely be a virtual competition. 

Again this year, the books on the nominee list promise to be exciting, interesting, and relative for teen readers of all backgrounds and interest types. Click the links below to read summaries, watch book trailer videos, and learn more about the competition.

2020-2021 GA Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominee List

2020-2021 GA Peach Book Award Nominee List with Blurbs

GA Peach Book Award Official Website

GA Peach Book Award YouTube Channel

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Website