Feb. 27, 2019
MILTON, W.Va. – Wayne Middle School Team Two, with students Lillian Adkins, Brayden Jackson, Hannah Lester and Chace Thompson, won the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s Region 2 tournament for the 2019 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Milton Middle School in Milton, Cabell County. Wayne Middle School Team One, with students Masan Adkins, Chance Thompson, Alyson Wellman and Kamryn Wolfe, was the runner-up.
Region 2 is made up of students from Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties. Competitors included teams from Ceredo-Kenova Middle School (one team), Ceredo, Wayne County; Huntington East Middle School (two teams), Huntington, Cabell County; Huntington Middle School (two teams), Huntington, Cabell County; Milton Middle School (two teams), Milton, Cabell County; Wayne Middle School (two teams), Wayne, Wayne County; and Williamson PK-8 (one team), Williamson, Mingo County.
The West Virginia History Bowl features questions compiled by the staff of Archives and History about the state’s architecture, arts, culture, geography, government, history, people, literature and sports.
The Archives and History staff has developed more than 2,000 questions for its online Quick Quizzes. Teams that are preparing for the History Bowl tournaments may use the Archives and History Daily Trivia and Quick Quizzes as helpful tools from the department’s website, www.wvculture.org/history.
Eighth graders in public, private and homeschool education programs are eligible to compete on the four-person teams in double-elimination tournament play. The regional winners and runner-up teams will then advance to the state tournament, which will take place April 30 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
For more information about the annual competition, contact Matt McGrew, History Bowl coordinator, at (304) 558-0230 or Matt.McGrew@wv.gov.
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