The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 25, 2013

Independence takes history competition


BECKLEY — Independence Middle School, represented by students Kayla Blankenship, Logan Kelly, Faith Kidd and Jacob Roark, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s play-in tournament for the 2013 West Virginia History Bowl March 16 at Lewis County High School in Weston.

Richwood Middle School, represented by students Kirstin Burwell, Hunter Peyatt, Jacob Sigley and Kora Younts, was the runner-up.

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.

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 online 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.