South San Francisco Students to Compete in National History Bee

South San Francisco, CA     March 22, 2016  from South San Francisco Unified School District toplogo

Congratulations to two of our Alta Loma 8th grade students. They have qualified to participate in the National History Bee in Chicago, Illinois in June.
The students are:
Milo Duncan
Kai Sam Fong
Milo Duncan answered the maximum number of questions allowed in each round (eight). There were three rounds. He answered 24 questions plus he received bonus points along the way. He just missed out of the Championship Round by one place.


From the History Bowl

Elementary & Middle School History Bee

NHBB oversees the National History Bee for the Elementary (i.e. up through 6th grade) and Middle School (i.e. 7th and 8th grade) Divisions as well. The National History Bee for the Elementary and Middle School divisions functions somewhat differently than other NHBB tournaments. Prior to the tournament (i.e. Regional Finals) stage, students compete in the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, and in many cases, also compete at the intramural level. Students who finish in the top half at the Regional Finals are then invited to compete at the National Championships, which in 2015 featured over 700 competing students from throughout the USA. The 2016 Elementary and Middle School National Championships will take place in Rosemont, Illinois at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago on the weekend of June 10-12.
Elementary and middle school students are also always welcome to take part in the Junior Varsity division of National History Bee high school-level tournaments, though these tournaments only qualify students for the National History Bee Junior Varsity National Championships.
The sign up period for the National History Bee’s Elementary and Middle School Divisions runs each year through the end of January; on a case by case basis, students and schools may sometimes sign up later if space is still available for the Regional Finals in their region. Contact Eric Huff and Nick Clusserath, who together oversee this competition at for more information!

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