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Rockdale's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Rockdale's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Rockdale Career Academy.  Community members are welcome to attend the competition as well as visit the Rockdale's Technology Showcase, which will be held that same day. 

This competition is part of the state-wide Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl program and is one way media centers across the state encourage reading.  Information about the book lists, rules for the participation and its history can be found at

The books for this quiz-style competition are the Georgia Book Award nominees for the year. The book lists for elementary, middle and high school participants can be found at

The bowl also needs volunteers in many roles for this fun, competitive event!  To sign up to volunteer, click here. 

For participant information, contact Beth Clark at [email protected]

For volunteer information, contact Anna Burdett at [email protected] .

Elementary Schedule

8:15 Registration
8:30 Opening Ceremonies
9:00 – 11:00 Competition
11:30 Closing Ceremony

Middle School Schedule

8:45 Registration
9:00 Opening Ceremonies
9:30 – 10:30 Competition
11:00 Closing Ceremony

For Volunteers

•  Volunteer Signup Page
•  GA HRRB Framework - Rules and Regulations (PDF)

For Teams/Coaches

•  Booklist, rules, regulations and information at
•  GA HRRB Framework - Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Rockdale's HRRB Steering Committee

Anna Burdett, Media Specialist
C.J.Hicks Elementary
Beth Clark, Media Specialist
Lorraine Elementary
Brenna Moore, Media Specialist
Conyers Middle
Jean O'Kelley, Media Specialist
Flat Shoals Elementary
Sharon Davidson, Lead Media Specialist
Rockdale Career Academy
[email protected]