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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will hold its tenth annual State History Bowl Championship on Tuesday, April 30 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Twenty-four teams of eighth graders from 14 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, www.wvculture.org/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:
Frankfort Middle School (Ridgeley, Mineral County, Region 8)
Jackson Middle School Team 1 (Vienna, Wood County, Region 5)
Jackson Middle School Team 2 (Vienna, Wood County, Region 5)
Keyser Middle School Team 1 (Keyser, Mineral County, Region 8)
Keyser Middle School Team 2 (Keyser, Mineral County, Region 8)
Madison Middle School Team 1 (Madison, Boone County, Region 3)
Madison Middle School Team 2 (Madison, Boone County, Region 3)
Mountain View Elementary/ Middle School Team 1 (Union, Monroe County, Region 1)
Mountain View Elementary/ Middle School Team 2 (Union, Monroe County, Region 1)
Peterstown Middle School Team 1 (Peterstown, Monroe County, Region 1)
Peterstown Middle School Team 2 (Peterstown, Monroe County, Region 1)
Shady Spring Middle School Team 1 (Shady Spring, Raleigh County, Region 1)
Shady Spring Middle School Team 2 (Shady Spring, Raleigh County, Region 1)
Sherrard Middle School (Wheeling, Marshall County, Region 6)
South Middle School Team 1 (Morgantown, Monongalia County, Region 7)
South Middle School Team 2 (Morgantown, Monongalia County, Region 7)
Summersville Middle School Team 1 (Summersville, Nicholas County, Region 4)
Summersville Middle School Team 2 (Summersville, Nicholas County, Region 4)
St. Joseph School Team 1 (Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Region 8)
St. Joseph School Team 2 (Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Region 8)
St. Joseph the Worker School (Weirton, Hancock County, Region 6)
Wayne Middle School Team 1 (Wayne, Wayne County, Region 2)
Wayne Middle School Team 2 (Wayne, Wayne County, Region 2)      
Warm Springs Middle School (Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, Region 8)

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