February 17-- The Montgomery County Middle School Helen Ruffin Reading Quiz Bowl Team won first place at the Regional Competition held at Gray Station Middle School on Saturday, February 5th. MCMS students competed against 8 other teams from Houston, Bibb, Jones and Bulloch counties, both public and private school teams. This win enables the team to advance to the Southern Divisional Bowl once again. The Montgomery County High School team will also be competing once again at this advanced level. The Southern Divisional Bowl will be held at Southeast Bulloch on Saturday, February 26th.
Pictured left to right, front to back: Jacey Thomas, Jessie Willhite, Lauren Braddy, Celeste Hernandez, Rebecca Hance, Karstin Poole, Joshua Horne, Chase Dowd and Storm Dixon
The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for Middle School Students is based upon the 20 Georgia Peach Award nominee books each year. Students have to read each of these books and be able to answer a variety of questions from each one. In the Southern Divisional Bowl Montgomery County Middle School will be competing against the following teams: Gray Station Middle (Jones County), Clarke County Middle School (Athens), Hilsman Middle School (Athens), Camden County Middle School (Kingsland), and Midway Middle School (Liberty County).
Montgomery County Middle School Team is made up of the following students:
8th grade ~ Lauren Braddy, Karstin Poole, Rebecca Hance, Celeste Hernandez, Storm Dixon, and Chase Dowd
7th grade ~ Joshua Horne
6th grade ~ Jacey Thomas and Jessie Willhite
The team is coached by Janeth Coleman.