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WESTON, W.Va. – South Middle School Team One, with students Clara Holmes, Callum Lorimer, Jackie Papez and Jaiden Twyman, won the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s Region 7 tournament for the 2020 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Robert L. Bland Middle School, Weston, Lewis County. Mountaineer Middle School Team Two, with students Alex Donato, Abby Duncan, Sai Somisetty and Addison Spain, was the runner-up.

Region 7 is made up of students from Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker and Upshur 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 7 Schools Competing – Saturday, Feb. 29
Central Preston Middle School (Kingwood, Preston County)
Doddridge County Middle School Team 1 (West Union, Doddridge County)
Doddridge County Middle School Team 2 (West Union, Doddridge County)
Mountaineer Middle School Team 1 (Morgantown, Monongalia County)
Mountaineer Middle School Team 2 (Morgantown, Monongalia County)
Robert L. Bland Middle School Team 1 (Weston, Lewis County)
Robert L. Bland Middle School Team 2 (Weston, Lewis County)
South Middle School Team 1 (Morgantown, Monongalia County)
South Middle School Team 2 (Morgantown, Monongalia County)
St. Francis Central Catholic Team 1 (Morgantown, Monongalia County)
St. Francis Central Catholic Team 2 (Morgantown, Monongalia County)
Taylor County Middle School Team 1 (Grafton, Taylor County)
Taylor County Middle School Team 2 (Grafton, Taylor County)

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