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Summit High School Wins History Bowl

Post Date:03/01/2019

For the second year in a row the students at Summit High School will reign as the "Battle of the Minds" Sarah Bayrd American History Bowl champions. Summit High School also took home the coveted trophy at the 2018 competition.

Teams from Brentwood, Centennial, Franklin, Nolensville, Page, Ravenwood and Summit High Schools all competed for the trophy and cash prize.  With the Summit win the trophy will once again reside at Summit High School and be kept there throughout the school year.  The top three teams including Nolensville at second and Brentwood at third also won cash prizes.

The format of the History Bowl provides an exciting, and fun event for area high school students modeled after the television show, ‘Jeopardy’ with a total of four fast-paced rounds.  Students must buzz in to answer quickly, but not too quickly.  For the final question of the night, teams risk it all to provide the right answer. How they answer and what they wager can be the game changer.

The trophy name, and competition, honors a beloved Williamson County Advanced Placement History teacher, Sarah Bayrd. The Historic Commission sought out Bayrd’s knowledge and love of history at the beginning stages of planning the competition, however sadly she and another teacher wereimage of woman posing for camera killed in a tragic accident while traveling in Greece. The competition and trophy are an honor to her legacy.

The 2019 Brentwood Historic Commission History Bowl was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship by Andrews Transportation Group, Brentwood Home Page, David Hammett, Bank of England Mortgage, Marla Richardson, Realtor with Realty Trust Residential and Mary Lee Bunch Associates.

A recording of this year’s event can be seen on the Brentwood Historic Commission’s Facebook page.  A rebroadcast will also be available in the weeks following the event on Brentwood TV, which airs on Comcast Cable Channel 19.

Brentwood City Commissioner Anne Dunn had this to share about the Sarah Bayrd American History Bowl, “Often academic competitions are not events where the public can just walk in and observe so the student’s skills go unrecognized.  The history bowl is open to the public and live streamed on Facebook, so it shines a light on these students and they never fail to impress,” Dunn said.

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