W.Va. – The top eight teams from the West Virginia Division of Culture and
History’s play-in round of the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday,
March 17, at Buckhannon-Upshur High School in Buckhannon, Upshur County,
advance to the State Championship Tournament in Charleston. St. Joseph Parish
School Team 1, with students Laya Chennuru, Calder Funk, R.J. Kelley and Jackie
Power, won the History Bowl Play-in Tournament. Belington Middle School, with
students Maggie Haller, Cadie Kittle, Bella McNaboe and Gracie Miller, was the
The additional six teams to advance include Mountaineer Middle School Team 1,
with students Ian Gillespie, Diego Reyes, Rachel Shockley and Nathan Vest;
Peterstown Middle School Team 2, with students Brianna Anderson, Kasadee Ferguson,
Jakobey Meadows and Brianna Smith; Frankfort Middle School Team 2, with
students Emma Craddock, Jillian Griffith, Jonathan Lewis and Sophie Lord; St.
Joseph Parish School Team 2, with students Natalie Diedericks, Dorothy Hinkle,
Inez Ortiz and Elizabeth Scott; Frankfort Middle School Team 1, with students
John Dennison, Brynne Hartung, Brody Ritchie and Tiffany Sites; and Mountain
View Middle School Team 2, with Lauren Ballard, Sara Collins, Lilly Jackson and
teams participated in the play-in competition. It was open to all schools
throughout the state that were unable to compete in its regional tournament or
wanted a second chance to compete in the State History Bowl tournament.
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. The Archives and History
staff has developed more than 2,000 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
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 region along with the eight
play-in qualifiers advance to the state tournament, which will take place April
24 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
more information about the annual competition, contact Matt McGrew, History
Bowl coordinator, at (304) 558-0230 or Matt.McGrew@wv.gov.
West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the Office of
Secretary of Education and the Arts. 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.