• The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl seeks “to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia, and to introduce them to books of literary excellence”. 

    This competition is “a competitive game format that questions students about the content of the Georgia Book Award Nominees each year.” 

    When preparing for the competition, students have "opportunity to develop critical-thinking and reasoning skills, problem solving competencies, and technology proficiency" through various activities.

    We have high expectations for each student who chooses to try-out for the HRRB Reading Team. In 2016 and 2018, McBean placed 2nd in the District competition and moved on to the regionals. In 2019, we succeeded in placing 1st in our District! Our 2020 team placed 4th in the District.

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  • Congratulations to the following students. They represented McBean Elementary in this year's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.


    4th Grade

    Gabriella Kelso

    Ava Llewelyn

    Macaela Mitchell


    5th Grade

    Chloe Alberty

    Bria Dill

    Thomas Lowery

    Samantha Smith

    Kendrick Thomas

    Brandon Wallace



    This awesome group of readers placed 4th in the District this year! 




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