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Myrtle Grove Middle School contestants with their 1st place trophy. (Courtesy of New Hanover County Schools)

WILMINGTON — In UNCW’s 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl, recently held in the Lumina Theater at the Fisher Student Center, Myrtle Grove defeated Williston 110 points to 90 points in a championship match.

The event was sponsored by the UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center, UNCW Black Student Union, UNCW National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Juneteenth Committee of Wilmington, NC, Inc.

The contestants were students at Myrtle Grove, Noble, Williston and Virgo Middle Schools.  This was Myrtle Grove’s second consecutive Black History Bowl Championship win. The Myrtle Grove team was coached by Daniel Perry, a social studies teacher at Myrtle Grove, and team members included Mehki Tims, Sa’quan Gordon, Mikenzie Wallace, Aaliyah Chasten, and Janae Woodard. Williston Middle School placed second and the team was coached by Kirk Ohler.

Noble Middle School placed third and was coached by Lissa McIver. DC Virgo finished fourth place and was coached by Matilda Scott.

This event is designed to broaden students’ perspective on African American achievements in topics ranging from science, politics, entertainment and more. Schools go head to head with other schools and organizations in a friendly and educational competition.  Among a variety of other prizes, winners took home a trophy to showcase their accomplishment and received a tour of UNCW’s Upperman African American Cultural Center.

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