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Wayne Middle School Team Two Wins West Virginia Division of Culture and History’sRegion 2 History Bowl Tournament
Region 2 is made up of students from Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties. Competitors included teams from Beverly Hills Middle School, Huntington, Cabell County; Burch Middle School, Delbarton, Mingo County; Chapmanville Middle School, Chapmanville, Logan County; Crum Middle School, Crum, Wayne County; Duval Elementary and Middle School, Griffithsville, Lincoln County; Fort Gay Middle School, Fort Gay, Wayne County; Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert, Mingo County; Hannan High School, Ashton, Mason County; Huntington Middle School, Huntington, Cabell County; Logan Middle School, Logan, Logan County; Matewan Middle School, Matewan, Mingo County; Milton Middle School, Milton, Cabell County; St. Joseph Catholic School, Huntington, Cabell County; Wahama Junior/Senior High School, Mason, Mason County, Wayne Middle School, Wayne, Wayne County; and Williamson Middle School, Williamson Mingo County. Beverly Hills, Fort Gay, Hannan, Logan, Matewan and Wahama each fielded one team; all of the others fielded two.
The West Virginia History Bowl features questions about the state’s history, culture, heritage, tourism and people. Those questions are compiled by the staff of the Archives and History Section of the WVDCH.
The Archives and History staff has developed more than 1,800 questions for its on-line 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 home school 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 RESA district will then move forward to the state tournament which will take place April 30 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
For more information about the annual competition, contact Bryan Ward, assistant director of archives and history for the Division and coordinator of the tournament, at (304) 558-0230.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, 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.