The DeKalb County Reading Bowl took place Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Arabia Mountain School. ICS students participated along 42 other schools, and tied in third place! Congratulations to the students who participated and did a fantastic job:
Maryam Muhammad, Sharika Awasthi, Mary Shamon-Ayala, Nahreen Shamon-Ayala, Rubaya Nawaz, Juniper Honeycutt Dill, and Peter Goldsmith.
Special thanks to Kim Goldsmith (Peter’s mom) for getting the kids prepared for the competition. She volunteered and conducted practice sessions for about 12 weeks.
What is the Reading Bowl? Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a dynamic and innovative Library Media Specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County, created a unique reading competition in 1986. It was called The Reading Bowl and, in a competitive game format, students answer questioned about the content of the 20 Georgia Book Award Nominees. Different teams, comprised of students from different schools, compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. Today, the Georgia HRRB includes six geographic competition regions; North, East, West, Metro, Middle and South. All school districts in Georgia are divided into one of these regions.