March 23, 2010
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is extending the deadline for applications to participate in the first History Bowl Tournament until this Friday, March 26. The tournament gives all eighth grade students an opportunity to test their knowledge of West Virginia in a competition that focuses on history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.
The History Bowl will take place on Tuesday, April 27, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. All public and private schools and home school organizations are invited to submit applications by March 26, for four-person teams of eighth grade students. Plans call for 16 teams of students to be selected by a regionally-based random lottery to participate in the event.
Each team must be sponsored by a school faculty member and include four eighth grade students. Team qualifications, competition rules and application forms are available from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History Web site at www.wvculture.org/historybowl/2010.html.
For more information about the History Bowl Tournament rules, contact Bryan Ward at Bryan.E.Ward@wv.gov or (304) 558-0230, ext. 723. For information about applications, contact Nancy Herholdt at Nancy.P.Herholdt@wv.gov or (304) 558-0220, ext. 175.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.