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4 BCSD schools win trophies at annual Black History Month quiz bowl

Published Friday, February 22, 2019

Several Berkeley County School District schools had teams participate in the annual Black History Month quiz bowl hosted by the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and four of those teams were victorious.  

Held on the campus of The Citadel, the competition is the first of several quiz bowls hosted by Omega Psi Phi each year. First place finishers is last week's Lowcountry competition advance to a state competition and have the opportunity to later compete in a Southeastern regional competition.

BCSD had strong showings on all levels of the Lowerstate event this year.

Goose Creek quiz bowl champs

The photo above shows members of the Goose Creek team shortly after winning the high school level of the competition. (BCSD photo)

Goose Creek High again showed dominance as it claimed a fourth 1st-place finish in consecutive years. Goose Creek has also won the state title the past two years.

WVM quiz bowl team

Westview Middle BHM quiz bowl team (BCSD photo)

On the middle school level, Westview Middle again brought home a 2nd-place trophy for the second year in a row. It's quite the accomplishment for the school, considering last year was the school's first in the competition.

The elementary school level of the event was dominated by BCSD schools with St. Stephen bringing home a first place trophy and Boulder Bluff Elementary finishing in third place.

SSE quiz bowl team

Pictured above is the St. Stephen Elementary BHM quiz bowl team. From left to right, top to bottom are Mrs. Melissa Williams, 5th grade teacher, Izaiah White, Harold Sanders, Ajaya Addison, Christopher Haynes, Joetavion Bradley, China Greene, Dr. Erika Myers, Instructional Coach.  2nd Row: Mrs. DaNeesha Rollison, Zyree Taylor and Brenden Johnson. (BCSD photo)

Teams competing in the event fielded questions on black history ranging from arts to politics, history and entertainment. Teams in the competition represented school and churches in the tricounty area.

With 1st-place finishes, Goose Creek and St. Stephen Elementary now have the opportunity to compete in the state-level competition.

BBE quiz bowl team

Pictured above is the Boulder Bluff Elementary BHM quiz bowl team, made of students Leah Howard, Charlotte Ham, Kelly Nguyen and Skye Dennis. (BCSD photo)


Brian Troutman