Valdosta Daily Times

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February 2, 2014

Students’ literary knowledge tested

VALDOSTA — South Georgia students gathered Saturday afternoon at the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education for the annual Southern Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

During the course of seven rounds, students were tested on their literary knowledge.

Elementary and middle school students were quizzed on books from the 2013-2014 Georgia Book Award nominees lists while high school participants answered questions about books from the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers nominees list.

Each round consisted of 10 questions. Two teams went head-to-head to be the first to give the appropriate answer. Each team had five students, who were each given a buzzer to chime in with the answer. Volunteers, most of whom were Valdosta State University students, spent their time ensuring teams found their next assigned classrooms, and they kept the event running smoothly.

Volunteer Ashley Martin is in the education program at VSU and served as a time keeper during the event.

“It’s a really good opportunity for kids to get into reading,” says Martin.

Also present were a moderator, consult judge, time keeper, and score keeper. Parents were invited to watch their children, and a coach and assistant coach were present with teams at all times. However, the students were not allowed to receive any outside help or converse with each other for answers.

The elementary, middle and high school teams with the highest overall scores from the day’s event will compete at the Division 2 Bowl in Statesboro on Feb. 22.

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