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Students able to compete in West Virginia History Bowl

By Staff | Jan 7, 2011

Eighth grade students will test their knowledge of all things West Virginia and find out who has quick reflexes when they compete in this year’s West Virginia History Bowl.

The West Virginia History Bowl will take place in February and March. The state tournament will take place April 26 at the Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

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 West Virginia Division of Culture and History with help from the West Virginia Division of Tourism.

Eighth graders in public, private and home school education programs are eligible to compete on the four-person teams in double-elimination tournament play. This year’s regional tournament winners and the runner-up team will then move forward to the state tournament.

RESA tournament sites, along with the dates for registration and the tournaments are:

RESA 1 Shady Spring Middle School Feb. 5/Registration deadline Jan. 14;

RESA 2 Wayne Middle School Feb. 19/Registration deadline Jan. 28;

RESA 3 Charleston Catholic Middle School March 26/Registration deadline March 5;

RESA 4 Summersville Middle School March 19/Registration deadline Feb. 26;

RESA 5 Jackson Middle School Feb. 12/Registration deadline Jan. 21;

RESA 6 Sherrard Middle School March 12/Registration deadline Feb. 19;

RESA 7 St. Francis Central Catholic School Feb. 26/Registration deadline Feb. 5; and

RESA 8 Moorefield Middle School March 4/Registration deadline Feb. 12.

General information about the History Bowl, along with registration forms and information can be found at www.wvculture.org or by contacting Bryan Ward, assistant director of Archives and History for the Division, at 304-558-0230 or Bryan.E.Ward@wv.gov.