This Saturday, local 8th grade students will be competing in the Regional West Virginia State History Bowl Tournament at Fayetteville High School and two students who will be competing told WOAY their thoughts on the tournament. “I’m actually pretty excited this is really, I’d have to say in my opinion the biggest school event I’ve competed in.” said Christopher Carter, who will be competing this weekend. Another student who will be competing, Annie Johnson, stated, “I’m a little nervous, because I’m not really good at speaking in front of people and I’ve never done it before so, I don’t really know what to expect.”
Tamara Banks, who is one of the coaches said, “There are 14 teams from area schools from the RESCA 4 Region, Western Greenbrier, Eastern Greenbrier, I believe Braxton county will be here. Fayetteville High School will be here, and I think Amstead Middle School will be here representing Fayette County as well.” The topic that will be covered is, West Virginia History and Banks said the students have been preparing for a couple of weeks now in school. “We’ve been doing quick quizzes on the West Virginia culture and history website and just pretty much memorization. Just practicing being able to come up with the answers without looking at the multiple choice answers.”
The winning team and runner-up team will have the opportunity to compete at the State Tournament in Charleston this April.