Nov. 8, 2019
Two teams finish first at History Bowl
Two Upper St. Clair middle school teams placed first in their respective divisions at the regional History Bowl on Nov. 7, 2019, at the Senator John Heinz History Center. Finishing first in the 6-8 division was the Fort Couch Middle School team of seventh graders Jamie Barrett, Eva Dubreil, Ryan Hyatt and Rohan Mehta. The 4-5 division winners included Boyce Middle School fifth graders Augusta Bottonari, Kenzie Pope, Catalina Ramirez and Jonah Zahalsky.
“Throughout the day students used both their knowledge of the humanities, along with problem solving, reasoning, critical thinking skills, and creativity, as they completed four competitive experiences related to our region’s past,” Connie Gibson, gifted education coordinator, said.
The four challenges posed to the students this year included:
- Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation and How Pittsburgh Changed History
- Western PA Sports Museum and A Year to Remember
- Heinz Exhibit and Trademark 57
- Sigo Falk Collections Center with Pittsburgh Highlights
Other Upper St. Clair student participants included Fort Couch students Opal Miller, Ishaan Sharma and Grace Myers as well as Boyce students Sara Gillespie, Tony Chen, Kaia Petrick and Colt Erdos. The students were mentored by Diane Ecker, Susan Fleckenstein, Connie Gibson and Jason O’Roark.
Sponsored by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, the one-day event challenges students, in teams of four, to find answers to questions, think and write creatively, and practice problem solving abilities as they explore the history center’s exhibits.