Cecelia Mason Published

And the West Virginia History Bowl Winner Is…..


Middle School teams from across West Virginia were in Charleston at the Culture Center Tuesday to participate in the annual West Virginia History Bowl.

24 teams from 18 schools have been competing since about 9:30 a.m. in a double elimination tournament featuring questions on topics like the state’s history, culture, geography and heritage.

But in the end it came down to a match between Fairview and Moorefield.

The last question was: “What species of tree near Smithtown Monongalia County is the largest of its species on record in the United States?”

A team member from champion Moorefield Middle School correctly answered “Virginia pine” to give the school a 26-21 win over Fairview, which won second place.

One of two teams from Cameron Middle School took third place and one of two teams from Mountaineer placed fourth.