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WHEELING, W.Va. – Sherrard Middle School Team One, with students Connor Dorsey, Grace Gatts, Avery Kaniecki and Lilly Roman, won the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s Region 6 tournament for the 2020 West Virginia History Bowl on Friday, Feb. 21, at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling, Ohio County. Sherrard Middle School Team Two, with students Adam Carman, A.C. Cumberledge, Holly Freidhof and Charles Heitz, was the runner-up.

Region 6 is made up of students from Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel 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 then 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 6 Schools – Friday, Feb. 21
Bridge Street Middle School Team 1 (Wheeling, Ohio County)
Bridge Street Middle School Team 2 (Wheeling, Ohio County)
Brooke Middle School Team 1 (Wellsburg, Brooke County)
Brooke Middle School Team 2 (Wellsburg, Brooke County)
Cameron High School Team 1 (Cameron, Marshall County)
Cameron High School Team 2 (Cameron, Marshall County)
Moundsville Middle School Team 1 (Moundsville, Marshall County)
Moundsville Middle School Team 2 (Moundsville, Marshall County)
Oak Glen Middle School Team 1 (New Cumberland, Hancock County)
Oak Glen Middle School Team 2 (New Cumberland, Hancock County)
Sherrard Middle School Team 1 (Wheeling, Marshall County)
Sherrard Middle School Team 2 (Wheeling, Marshall County)
Short Line School (Pine Grove, Wetzel County)
St. Paul School (Weirton, Hancock County)
Triadelphia Middle School Team 1 (Wheeling, Ohio County)
Triadelphia Middle School Team 2 (Wheeling, Ohio County)
Warwood Middle School Team 1 (Wheeling, Ohio County)
Warwood Middle School Team 2  (Wheeling, Ohio County)
Wheeling Middle School (Wheeling, Ohio County)

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