Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Springfield, Stockton high schools take top honors in History Bowl at SBU

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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Springfield, Stockton high schools take top honors in History Bowl at SBU

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Teams from two Springfield high schools and Stockton High School were the top scorers in the Third Annual High School History Bowl that drew 126 area high school students to Southwest Baptist University’s Bolivar campus Monday, Feb. 25.

Twenty-one teams, each with six students, from 12 area high schools answered 100 questions from 10 history and political science categories (four U.S. history, four world history and two political science).

In the large-school division, Kickapoo High School’s A Team won with 93 correct answers out of a possible 100. The team received a first-place trophy and a $50 check from the Colonial Dames. Central High School’s A Team was second with 84 correct answers and received a trophy. Teams from Willard and Republic also competed.

In the small school division, Springfield Catholic High School’s A Team took first place with 83 correct answers. They received a trophy and a $50 check. Stockton High School’s B Team took second with 81 correct answers and received a trophy. Other schools competing include Fair Grove, Walnut Grove, Pleasant Hope, Fair Play, Strafford and Marion C. Early.

“Congratulations to all of our budding young history scholars,” said James Smith, associate professor of history. “We always enjoy hosting students for this event that tests their knowledge in history and political science.”

The event is co-sponsored by the SBU Department of History and Political Science, the Captain Robert Napier Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century and the Matilda Polk Campbell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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