The 6th Annual Cobb County School District Helen Ruffing Reading Bowl takes place on Saturday, and East Cobb schools will be well-represented.
The fast-paced academic competition, which uses a game show-style buzzer system to answer questions about books, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McEachern High School.
The following schools will be represented:
- Elementary: Big Shanty, Birney, Brown, Brumby, Clarkdale, Davis, Eastvalley, Ford, Hayes, Hendricks, Intermediate Smyrna Academy, Keheley, Kemp, Kincaid, LaBelle, Lewis, Norton Park, Shallowford Falls, Still, Teasley, Tritt.
- Middle: Campbell, Cooper, Dodgen, East Cobb, Hightower, Lost Mountain, Lovinggood, Mabry McCleskey, McClure, Smitha, Tapp.
- High: Hillgrove, Kennesaw, McEachern, North Cobb, Osborne, Sprayberry Walton.
The competition is preceded by a parade of schools. The top two winning teams from each level advance to next level. The state competition takes place in March.