Picture Caption: Fifth- grade students from Widener Partnership Charter School pose for a picture with Councilwoman Elizabeth Williams after winning the city’s Annual Heritage Bowl on Monday.




Widener Partnership Charter School Wins City of Chester’s 2018 Heritage Bowl


(CHESTER, PA) – Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS) earned the 2018 Heritage Bowl Champion title on Monday, February 26, 2018 after edging out students from Chester-Upland School of the Arts (CUSA) and Stetser and Main Street Elementary Schools.


Fifth-grade students from the four schools faced-off in a jeopardy-style competition that focused on facts surrounding African American and City of Chester history.


The students were quizzed inside of Council Chambers in front of their peers, school advisors and family members. This year game rules stipulated the winning team to be whichever team amassed 20 points first, with each correct answering equating to one point.


Less than an hour into the competition the WPCS fifth-grade team reached 20 points after correctly answering the question, “Federal Public Law 98-144 is the Congressional law which constitutes which legal holiday?” One student yelled “Martin Luther King, Jr., Day” and the entire audience clapped. The final score tally for all four schools:  Widener Partnership Charter School (20), Stetser Elementary School (10), Chester Charter School of the Arts (7), and Main Street Elementary (5).


About the Heritage Bowl:

This is the fifth consecutive year, the City of Chester’s Department of Parks and Recreation has hosted the Heritage Bowl at Chester City Hall. Under the direction of Councilwoman Elizabeth Williams, the event was created as a medium to encourage healthy competition for local grade school children during Black History Month.


To prepare for the competition, the students were given a 50-page study guide one month prior to game day.   The study guide consisted of facts that included key dates, inventions and notable figures concerning African American and City of Chester history.


The Heritage Bowl trophy will now live at WPCS until next year’s competition. All students who participated in this year’s game received a participation medal for their hard work and dedication.