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PINEVILLE, W.Va. – Peterstown Middle School Team One, with students Elizabeth Adkins, Sadie Maxey, Cole Thomas and Bryceson Whitt, won the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s Region 1 tournament for the 2020 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Pineville Middle School, Pineville, Wyoming County. Peterstown Middle School Team Two, with students Isabel Adkins, Paige Amos, Mary Beth Meadows and Rosslyn St. Clair, was the runner-up.

Region 1 is made up of students from McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties. A complete list of competing teams is below.

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 from each region will advance to the state tournament, which will take place April 28 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 [email protected].

Region 1 Schools – Saturday, Feb. 15
Baileysville Elementary and Middle School (Brenton, Wyoming County)
Beckley Stratton Middle School Team 1 (Beckley, Raleigh County)
Beckley Stratton Middle School Team 2 (Beckley, Raleigh County)
Glen Fork Elementary/Middle School (Glen Fork, Wyoming County)
Herndon Consolidated (Bud, Wyoming County)
Independence Middle School (Sophia, Raleigh County)
Mountain View Elementary/Middle School Team 1 (Union, Monroe County)
Mountain View Elementary/Middle School Team 2 (Union, Monroe County)
Mullens Middle School Team 1 (Mullens, Wyoming County)
Mullens Middle School Team 2 (Mullens, Wyoming County)
Oceana Middle School Team 1 (Oceana, Wyoming County)
Oceana Middle School Team 2 (Oceana, Wyoming County)
Park Middle School Team 1 (Beckley, Raleigh County)
Park Middle School Team 2 (Beckley, Raleigh County)
Peterstown Middle School Team 1 (Peterstown, Monroe County)
Peterstown Middle School Team 2 (Peterstown, Monroe County)
Pineville Middle School Team 1 (Pineville, Wyoming County)
Pineville Middle School Team 2 (Pineville, Wyoming County)
Road Branch Middle School (Cyclone, Wyoming County)
Shady Spring Middle School Team 1 (Shady Spring, Raleigh County)
Shady Spring Middle School Team 2 (Shady Spring, Raleigh County)
Summers Middle School Team 1 (Hinton, Summers County)
Summers Middle School Team 2 (Hinton, Summers County)
Trap Hill Middle School (Glen Daniel, Raleigh County)

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