CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will hold its 13th annual State History Bowl Championship on Tuesday, April 26, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Twenty-four teams of West Virginia eighth graders from 19 schools in 12 counties will vie for the championship title. Activities begin with a general assembly at 9 a.m., followed by the first round of competition at 9:30 a.m.

The double-elimination tournament includes lightning rounds and team rounds featuring questions about state and county culture, geography, government, heritage, history, literature, sports and tourism prepared by the staff of the department’s Archives and History section.

The Archives and History staff developed more than 2,000 questions for its online Quick Quizzes. Teams preparing for the tournament use the Archives and History Daily Trivia and Quick Quizzes as helpful tools from the department’s website https://wvculture.org/agencies/archives-and-history/.

Eighth graders in public, private and home-school education programs are eligible to compete on the four-person teams in double-elimination tournament play. The regional winner and runner-up team from each district and the top eight teams from a play-in competition will compete in the tournament final.

The play-in competition was held to accommodate schools that were unable to compete in their regional round because of inclement weather and school closings. It also was open to all schools throughout the state that wanted to get a second chance in the History Bowl tournament.

For more information, contact Matt McGrew, tournament director and education coordinator for Archives and History, at (304) 558-0230 or [email protected].

Competitors include the following teams:
Region 1

Shady Spring Middle School (Raleigh County) Team 1, Champion

Shady Spring Middle School (Raleigh County) Team 2, Runner-Up

Region 2

Milton Middle School (Cabell County), Champion

Huntington Middle School (Cabell County), Runner-Up

Region 3

Winfield Middle School (Putnam County), Champion

Hurricane Middle School (Putnam County), Runner-Up

Region 4

Midland Trail High School (Fayette County), Champion

Braxton County Middle School (Braxton County), Runner-Up

Region 5

Edison Middle School (Wood County), Champion

Jackson Middle School (Wood County), Runner-Up

Region 6

Sherrard Middle School Team 1 (Marshall County), Champion

Cameron High School (Marshall County), Runner-Up

Region 7

Mountaineer Middle School Team 2 (Monongalia County), Champion

Mountaineer Middle School Team 1 (Monongalia County), Runner-Up

Region 8

Keyser Middle School Team 1 (Mineral County), Champion

Shepherdstown Middle School (Jefferson County), Runner-Up

Play-In Tournament

Mountain View Middle School (Monroe County, Region 1) (Champion)

Keyser Middle School Team 2 (Mineral County, Region 8) (Runner-Up)

Barboursville Middle School (Cabell County, Region 2)

Peterstown Middle School Team 1 (Monroe County, Region 1)

Peterstown Middle School Team 2 (Monroe County, Region 1)

Sherrard Middle School Team 2 (Marshall County, Region 6)

South Middle School (Monongalia County, Region 7)

Summersville Middle School (Nicholas County, Region 1)