Cameron High School Team 1 defeated South Middle School Team 1, from Morgantown, to successfully defend the West Virginia History Bowl championship.
Twenty-four teams from 15 schools in 12 counties competed in the tournament that featured nearly 2,000 questions written by the Division of Culture and History staff. Students had to answer questions about culture, history, politics and current events relating to the Mountain State.
This victory marks the Dragon’s third state title. Cameron Team 1 members include Montgomery Bertram, Abbi Carney, Arielle Yost and Russell Dillion. The coach is History teacher Dan Gatts.
Abbi Carney led the way and earned the title of “Most Valuable Player” of the tournament. Each team member received $500 for winning the tournament.
West Virginia Division of Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith and First Lady Cathy Leigh Comer Justice will visit Cameron High School to deliver the traveling trophy in late May. A ceremony will be held in the team’s honor at that time.
2018 is the 7th time CHS has had a team finish in the top 5.