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Battling it out at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
IMG 0025 EMS students Angel Gaona Cameron Michaelson TJ Wilson check out the technology showcase
Edwards Middle School sixth graders Angel Gaona, Cameron Michaelson, TJ Wilson check out Lego robotics at the technology showcase. - photo by Photo by Michelle Kim

UPDATE: Lorraine Elementary School took home the first place trophy as the top scoring team. The students read 17 different novels, all of which were nominated for the 2010-2011 Georgia Book Award. After six rounds of competition, Lorraine took the top spot, with Honey Creek Elementary following with a close second. The winning teams will move on to participate in the regional competition at Clayton State University on Saturday, Feb. 5.


(Jan. 29, 12:35 p.m.) Teams from each of Rockdale County Public Schools' 11 elementary schools gathered at the Rockdale Career Academy bright and early Saturday morning for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl and for the technology showcase.

Comptetitors had spent the last several months reading more than 15 books from a predetermined list. At the Bowl, the teams were grilled on the content of those books as they slogged through seven rounds of questions.

The teams with the highest scores will have the chance to represent Rockdale County at the regional level Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

RCPS schools also showcased their technology-related programs, classes, clubs and project in the RCA lobby.

Here are a few scenes from Saturday morning's competition and showcase.

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