Helen M. Ruffin Reading Bowl


It’s that time of the year again!  Brother Darius Wimby is looking for volunteers to participate in the annual DeKalb County Helen M. Ruffin Reading Bowl.  This is his favorite event to participate in every year because the K-12 students are very eager about reading and participating in the Reading Bowl event.

It will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Tucker High School (5036 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084).

The Helen M. Ruffin Reading Bowl is an annual event that has taken place for over 15 years where DeKalb County students participate in a tournament-style reading bowl for all levels (elementary, middle and high school) based on the books that won the Georgia Children’s Book Awards for the 2015-2016 school year.

There are 4 volunteer roles for this event and all volunteers will be provided a continental breakfast, beginning promptly at 8:00am:

  • Moderators: You will be responsible for reading the rules and questions for each round to the students.
  • Console Judges: You will be responsible for recognizing the student who buzzes in to answer the question.
  • Scorekeepers: You will be responsible for taking the scores for each round.
  • Timekeepers: You will be responsible for keeping time once the student buzzes in to answer the question.

If you or your organization is interested in volunteering, please download the volunteer form here: HRRB Volunteer Form 2016

Submit the completed forms to Brother Wimby @ darius.wimby@gmail.com.  Volunteer forms are due Friday, January 15, 2016 by 3:00 pm!

If you have any questions about the event or the volunteer roles, contact Brother Wimby.  Thanks in advance!