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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First-ever Tri-State History Bowl at RHS on Saturday.

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, the inaugural Tri-State History Bowl will be held at Ridgewood High School. This is the first comprehensive history tournament in a “quiz bowl” format to be held in the tri-state area. Currently, 34 teams from 20 different area high schools in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut have registered for the tournament.

Competition will include teams and individuals.

The tournament aims to promote the study of history through academic competition for both individuals and school teams. While this is specifically a "history" tournament, history will be broadly interpreted to include history of the arts, sciences, and ideas as well as geopolitical and cultural history. Prizes will be awarded to the top individuals and teams, including a $400 scholarship to the winning school.

As of May 16, 2010, the following schools have registered teams for the tournament (many schools are bringing more than one team):
Emerson High School, Emerson, NJ
High Tech High School, North Bergen, NJ
Hunterdon Central High School, Flemington, NJ
Northern Valley High School, Demarest, NJ
Paramus High School, Paramus, NJ
Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus, NJ
Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
Ardsley High School, Ardsley, NJ
Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY
White Plains High School, White Plains, NY
Green Farms Academy, Westport, CT
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT
Immaculate High School, Danbury, CT
Wilton High School, Wilton, CT

The Tri-State History Bowl is being organized by David Madden, a Ridgewood resident and 1999 graduate of Ridgewood High School who in 2005 won 19 games on Jeopardy!, the second-longest streak in the show’s history. For more information, please visit the tournament’s website or email David Madden at 2010tshb@gmail.com

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