Readers today. Leaders tomorrow.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) is a state-wide reading initiative and quiz bowl-style competition that tests students’ knowledge of Georgia Book Award books.

For many years, the Cobb HRRB Steering Committee was a stand-alone, volunteer committee that ran the annual reading competition for Cobb County. In 2023-2024, the Applied Learning and Design Department in the CCSD Academic Division began coordinating the local competition.

Our mission is to build a life-long love of reading in students. Program benefits for young learners include

  • Improved cooperation and verbal communication skills
  • Increased sense of community and team spirit
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Improved standardized test performance
  • Improved vocabulary and reading comprehension

For more information on the history of the program, check out the state HRRB website.

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