Marietta High School Students Place 3rd in Regional Reading Bowl

Marietta High School’s reading bowl team placed third in the Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition, Saturday, February 9th.

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a rigorous reading competition in a game format created by former Dekalb County media specialist Helen Ruffin as a way to use books to encourage students to read.  Teams from schools throughout the state of Georgia compete to show off their knowledge of the selected books.

MHS students competed against 5 other area high schools, including Walton, South Paulding, East Paulding, Griffin, and  South Cobb.

Beginning in September, the students read 10-20 Georgia Peach Award nominated books and were quizzed on their knowledge during the six-round competition. The MHS Reading Bowl Team consist of 6 students, Bennett Lindsley-Smith (Freshman), Isabel Hardy (Sophomore), Amelia Floryance(Senior), Abigail Creyts(Sophomore), Laurel Thornton(Senior), and Chinemerem Amechi(Sophomore).

Congratulations on an impressive showing at regionals, and demonstrating what makes Marietta special, different, better.

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