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The 32nd edition of Halifax County Public Library Quiz Bowl is set for March 13 at 5 p.m. at the cooperative extension agricultural auditorium on Ferrell Lane in Halifax.

Then on March 23 at 10 a.m., the regional competition returns to Halifax, said county Library Director Ginny Orvedahl.

Orvedahl said part of the regional field has been set with Arendell Parrott Academy of Kinston and Ayden Grifton High School set to appear along with the Halifax County winner and two other schools.

The last time Halifax County hosted the regional tournament was six years ago, Orvedahl said. “We all take turns hosting the regional. We’re happy to do it. It brings teams and others from all parts of the state.”

In the county competition set next week Halifax Academy looks to retain last year’s championship as team members answer questions on math, science, technology, current events which include state, national and international topics as well as literature, the arts and music.

Competing to take the title away from Halifax Academy will be KIPP Pride High School, Northampton County High School, Roanoke Rapids High School and Roanoke Valley Early College.

The teams went through a practice run today, Orvedahl said. “They take it very seriously. I was really impressed with all the teams.”

Supporting the quiz bowl effort in Halifax County are the commissioners, Orvedahl said. “They also award cash prizes for each team that competes. The money is used for their schools’ libraries.”

Other library news

The Halifax County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Halifax County Library's board room.

Ken Wilson will speak on the Charters of Freedom project now under construction in front of the Old Commissioner's building next to the Historic Courthouse.

Bronze replicas of the nation’s founding documents will be placed in front of the building including the Halifax Resolves.  

The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 252-583-3631 for more information.