ASU Students Place in Inaugural Intercollegiate Black History Month Scholars' Bowl

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ASU Student Team Places in Inaugural Intercollegiate Black History Month Scholars' Bowl

- ASU team placed second out of four competing teams. 

By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU. 

A student team of Alabama State University history aficionados placed second in the inaugural Intercollegiate Black History Month Scholar's Bowl competition that was hosted by the University of Alabama and sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association. The competition was held virtually on Feb. 27. 

ASU's team members consisted of history students Antoinette Golden, Dax Craig, Cheyenne Gibson, Jonathan Holland and Dennis Powell. They collectively competed against their peers from Alabama A&M, Shelton State Community College and Stillman College.   

The teams were asked a series of questions that related to America's celebration of Black History Month that included facts about important people, events and themes. 

The ASU team was coached by Dr. Aaron D. Horton, a professor of History, who assembled and prepared the contestants under the supervision of department of History and Political Science chair, Dr. Derryn Moton. 

"I'm happy to report that despite the various challenges we faced, including competing virtually, we placed second...only a few points behind the winner Alabama A&M who won with 300 points, and we ended with 270," Horton stated. 

"Above all, I believe the five students on the team deserve recognition for their hard work and willingness to participate in this endeavor," Horton added. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.