County Schools to Compete in Brentwood’s History Bowl

The City of Brentwood is hosting the 5th annual Sarah Bayrd American History Bowl later this month, and seven county high schools will compete for the trophy and cash prizes.

Summit High School will be defending its title as last year’s winner, and will be going up against Brentwood, Centennial, Fairview, Franklin, Independence and Ravenwood.

The History Bowl is a game show style quiz bowl with questions from American and Tennessee history appearing on a screen, and each team has a chance to buzz in to answer. Each school gathers a team of up to four students, and they go head to head in front of a live audience on the second floor of Brentwood’s Municipal Center.

The 5th annual History Bowl will be held on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., and the Brentwood Municipal Center is located at 5211 Maryland Way in Brentwood. It is taped and will be replayed on channels 19 and 3 after the bowl is over.

The Sarah Bayrd American History Bowl was named in memoriam after an inspiring history teacher  who taught at both Brentwood High School and Franklin High School.

The questions are developed by the Historic Commission. Chuck Sherrill, TN State Historian, will act as the questioner and Chris Clark, former anchor at Channel 5 and now a professor at MTSU, will be the emcee.

The evening is open and free to the public.  This year’s chairmen are Anne Goad, Chair of the Historic Commission and Anne Dunn, Brentwood City Commissioner.

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