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Hands up for history

March 24, 2018 GMT

BARBOURSVILLE — Wayne Middle School Team One, with students Allie Eastham, Levi Gilkerson, Marcus Maynard and Baylee Parsons, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 2 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl on Feb. 10, at Barboursville Middle School. Wayne Middle School Team Two, with students Caelen Adkins, Maya Moser, Grace Thompson and Bryce Wolfe-Browning, was the runner-up.

Region 2 is made up of students from Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties. Competitors included teams from Barboursville Middle School (two teams), Barboursville; Duval Middle School (two teams), Griffithsville, Lincoln County; Logan Middle School (two teams), Logan, Logan County; Our Lady of Fatima School (one team), Huntington; Wayne Middle School (two teams), Wayne; and Williamson PK-8 (two teams), Williamson, Mingo 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, according to a news release.

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 RESA district 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.

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