West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

Summersville Middle School Wins Region 4 History Bowl Tournament


            FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. – Summersville Middle School, with students Sandra Crites, Jacob Keene, Abigail Lucas, Noah Miner, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 4 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Fayette County. Webster County Middle School Team Two, with students Connor Bell, Kaula Clynes, Gracie Hines, Dakota McMillion, was the runner-up.

            Region 4 is made up of students from Braxton, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster counties. Competitors included teams from Ansted Middle School (two teams), Ansted, Fayette County; Braxton County Middle School (two teams), Sutton, Braxton County; Fayetteville High School (one team), Fayetteville, Fayette County; Summersville Middle School (one team), Summersville, Nicholas County; and Webster County Middle School (two teams), Upperglade, Webster 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 division’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 24 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.

            The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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