Teams from Chapel Hill Elementary School and Sudbrook Magnet Middle School emerged as elementary and middle school champions in matches at the 2014 Baltimore County Public Schools’ Black Saga Competition held Feb. 22 at New Town High School.

The Black Saga Competition challenges students to answer more than 800 questions about the African-American experience. The Black Saga competition begins each fall when students start competing against teams within their schools and counties before moving up to the statewide finals.

In the elementary school final, the first-place team from Chapel Hill Elementary earned a perfect score of 13 points. In the middle school final, the first-place team from Sudbrook Magnet Middle earned eight points. Teams from Hillcrest Elementary School – last year’s winner – and Golden Ring Middle School provided strong second- and third-place finishers.

The top finishers on the elementary school level were:

1st place – Chapel Hill Elementary

2nd place – Hillcrest Elementary Team 2

3rd place – Hillcrest Elementary Team 1 and West Towson Elementary (tie)

Sudbrook repeated its win from last year. The top middle school teams were: 

1st place – Sudbrook Magnet Middle Team 2

2nd place – Golden Ring Middle Team 2

3rd place – Golden Ring Middle Team 1

The event was hosted by the BCPS Office of Elementary Social Studies and moderated by Joshua Parker of the BCPS Office of Title I and the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for both Baltimore County Public Schools and the state of Maryland.

All BCPS schools are eligible to send a team to the Maryland State Black Saga competition, which will be held beginning at 8 a.m. on March 15, at Towson University’s Student Union building.