EXETER — The sixth annual History Bowl was held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. This is the second year Wyoming Area hosted the event.
Two of Wyoming Area’s teams qualified for nationals: Varsity A team, which includes Lauren Perry, Bobby Acacio, Blaise Erzar and Ryan Burton; and the Junior Varsity team, which includes Mike Remley, Mollee Feeney, Michael Ambromavage and Aleah Kranson.
These two teams qualified for the History Bowl Nationals in Washington, D.C. to be held in April 2016.
History Bowl is an academic competition in which participants are tested on their knowledge in different areas of history. Categories include ancient, world, U.S., civics, and pop culture.
Students are given questions to answer that determine whether they participate as a team member or alternate. Once they make the team, they are given a packet of sample questions to study to become more familiar with the kinds of questions that will be asked the day of the bowl. Their scores are based on their knowledge and speed of answering the questions.
Wyoming Area advisors Lisa Day and Chris Hizynski said all of the seniors on the team this year also participated last year and made it to nationals.
This year there were seven varsity teams and three junior varsity teams competing from schools based in Pennsylvania and New York. The bowl consisted of five rounds of questioning.