Reading Bowl

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Morris Brandon – Open to 4th and 5th Graders

Congrats to the 2016-17 Reading Bowl Team for all of their hard work and a valiant effort! Check back at the end of the school year to discover next year’s list and information on the 2017-18 tryouts.

About Reading Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (“HRRB”) is a unique reading competition offered to 4th and 5th graders at Brandon. The “bowl” is a competition between schools and uses questions from the Georgia Book Award nominees in a quiz bowl-like format.


In 2016-17 school year, Brandon will be competing for its 8th year. The team has placed 6 times in the District round moving onto Regionals at Clayton State University. Our 2013-2014 team made it even further and competed in Divisionals. Needless to say, our Brandon Bees are amazing students, readers and competitors!

About the Team

  • Team of 10 students
  • Tryouts take place over the course of many weeks
  • ‘Top 10’ Selected Team Readers Based on the Following Criteria:
    • Reading as many of the books on the HRRB list
    • Receive and read ‘assigned’ books (2)
      • Turn in 10 Questions per book!
    • AR Quiz scores
    • Attendance at the pre-selection meetings
    • Questions answered about books
    • Competitiveness

Teacher Advisors: Mrs. Lander, Ms. Richards, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Brown

To learn more, visit Mrs. Lander’s smore flyer here.


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