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Annual Black History Trivia Bowl Teams Announced; Volunteers Needed

On February 29, 2020, the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission and Hopkinsville Community College Minority Student Union will co-host the Annual Black History Trivia Bowl.  The tournament will begin at 7:30am in the Auditorium Building at Hopkinsville Community College.  Over the years, this program has encouraged hundreds of middle and high school students from the surrounding area to reflect on our rich heritage by preparing for this day of friendly competition.  

Eleven teams have registered to participate in this year’s event.  Teams currently registered include:

  • Browning Springs Middle School
  • Cedar Grove Baptist Church
  • Christian County High School
  • First Street Baptist Church
  • Ft. Campbell High School
  • Greater Missionary Baptist Church
  • Mahaffey Middle School
  • Northeast High School (2 teams)
  • Virginia Street Baptist Church (2 teams) 

HRC member and event co-chair, Delecia Palmer remarked, “We are always grateful for the community’s support of the Trivia Bowl. Due to the increase in participation, there is, however, a need for volunteers. We are looking forward to this year’s Trivia Bowl and know that it will continue to be a successful event.” Those wishing to support the program by volunteering should call (270) 887-4010 or email raychel.bailey@hopkinsvilleky.us. 

The Trivia Bowl takes the form of a double elimination, quick recall tournament aimed at encouraging young people:

  • to gain a fuller understanding of the contributions of African-American communities to our nation’s growth and
  • to broaden their vision of the future.

Former Black History Trivia Bowl Winners include:

2019   
Greater Missionary Baptist Church – 1st Place
Northeast High School (Blue Team) – Runner-up
Northeast High School (Gold Team) – 2nd Runner-up

2018   
Northeast High School (Gold Team) – 1st Place
Greater Missionary Baptist Church – Runner-up
Northeast High School (Blue Team) – 2nd Runner-up

2017   
Northeast High School (Gold Team) – 1st Place
Greater Missionary Baptist Church – Runner-up
Northeast High School (Blue Team) – 2nd Runner-up

2016   
Greater Missionary Baptist Church – 1st Place
           
Virginia Street Baptist Church – Runner-up           
Ft. Campbell High School – 2nd Runner-up 

Financial support in the way of tax-deductible gifts should be mailed to: 

Human Rights Commission
P. O. Box 707
Hopkinsville, KY  42241-0707 

For additional information on the event, please visit www.hoptown.org/hrc.