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The Phi Alpha Theta High School History Quiz Bowl – UNC Phi Alpha Theta’s main annual event – is a history trivia competition for regional high schools held every spring. Organized by the History Quiz Bowl Committee, an undergraduate and graduate student organization comprised of PAT and non-PAT history and history-adjacent UNC students, who write and edit the questions, plan the matches, and organize and staff the event, the quiz bowl pits teams of 2 to 4 high school students against each other over ten matches to answer questions on diverse historical topics covering everything from the earliest human civilizations to current events. The two teams with the highest cumulative scores then face off in a heated final match to decide the winner.

2018 Quiz Bowl volunteers (left to right): Thomas Burnett, Daniel Harrell, Meredith Norman, Chris LaMack, Ellie Edwards, Whitney Sprinkle, Maya Kapoor (back row); Swee Yik Goh, Matthew Ricigliano, Grant Peet, Lacey Hunter (front row).

This year, we were thrilled to host teams from East Chapel Hill High School and Durham School of the Arts. Ultimately, the 2018 UNC PAT High School History Quiz Bowl Trophy went home with East Chapel Hill, represented by Thomas Brodey, William Ke, and Angad Grewal, the defending 2017 champions.

2018 Quiz Bowl Champions(left to right): East Chapel Hill High School students William Ke, Angad Grewal, Thomas Brodey, and Quiz Bowl Committee President Chris LaMack

–Chris LaMack, Phi Alpha Theta

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