HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Theta Sigma Omega Chapter hosted its 2013 Black History Bowl on Saturday.
Dozens of students grades 5 - 12 from different organizations, church groups, and schools, gathered at the Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County Library to participate in the academic competition.
Students tested their knowledge in different black history categories such as African culture, civil rights, education, and politics. Teams were given a limited amount of time to answer questions correctly and score points.
"It's an opportunity during Black History Month for them to learn about the people that they are, and that they come from great people," said AKA Theta Sigma Omega Chapter President, Sonya Varnell.
Guest moderators included Mayor Johnny Dupree, Father Tommy Conway, FCA Director Mitchell Williams, Councilwoman Deborah Delgado, Lt. Col Frederick Varnado, and Dean at USM, Dr. Joe Whitehead.