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W.Va. History Bowl Holding Play-In Competition This Weekend


Eighth graders from 18 schools in West Virginia are getting a second chance to compete in a state history tournament.

The play-in competition will be held Saturday at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.

It is open to schools that were unable to compete in regional competitions in February and early March due to inclement weather and school closings. It’s also available to schools that didn’t advance through the earlier round and want to try again.

Some of the 18 schools will join other regional winners and runners-up at the state History Bowl on May 5 at the state Culture Center in Charleston.

The competition features questions about state history, arts, literature, geography, architecture and culture.