• 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! 

2019 Reading Winners
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  • Congratulations to the following students. They will be representing McBean Elementary in this year's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.

    4th Grade

    Bria Dill

    Thomas Lowery


    5th Grade

    Destiny Bargeron

    Joshua Diggs

    Lillie Pierson

    Elanna Rogers

    Marissa Thompson

    I am looking forward to another great team. We have placed 2nd in the county in 2016 and 2018. This year, this fabulous team succeeded in placing 1st in our District!!




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