Governor and First Lady Justice honor West Virginia History Bowl champions



​CHARLESTON, WV – Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice hosted the 2019 History Bowl champions from South Middle School in Morgantown at the Governor's Mansion on Wednesday, congratulating the team and their teachers on their accomplishment.

First Lady Justice honored the winning team by presenting them with the History Bowl trophy.

The state championship tournament took place at the Culture Center in Charleston in April. A total of 24 teams and nearly 100 eighth graders competed for the top prize. Questions ranged from a variety of state-related topics including history, government, geography, culture, heritage, literature, sports and tourism.

The South Middle School team showed incredible resolve in winning the state title, as they became one of the only teams in the history of the competition to lose one round and still go on to win the double-elimination tournament. South Middle School went on to defeat the team that came through the winner’s bracket twice in a row to earn their school’s second championship since 2016.​​

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