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The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 National Championships on April 27-29 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC with the nation’s top history students contesting our annual National titles. After three days of buzzer-based quiz competition, the 2018 National Champions emerged as follows:

National History Bowl – 144 Varsity teams, 108 Junior Varsity teams

Varsity: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology A, Alexandria, VA
Junior Varsity: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

National History Bowl (Small School Division) – 6 Varsity teams, 6 Junior Varsity teams

Varsity: Leonia High School, Leonia, NJ
Junior Varsity: The Wheatley School, Old Westbury, NY

National History Bee – 154 Varsity, 207 JV students

Varsity: Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley Academy, Bethlehem, PA
Junior Varsity: Govind Prabhakar, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

United States History Bee  – 104 Varsity, 142 JV students

Varsity: Fred Zhang, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Junior Varsity: Govind Prabhakar, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

All competitions were held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA; some National History Bowl matches were held at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. Students who finished in the top half of the National History Bee or National History Bowl, or who made the playoffs of the US History Bee qualify for the 2018 International History Olympiad, to be held this July in Berlin, Germany. Chief sponsor Houghton Mifflin Harcourt generously provided prizes to the top students and teams to help cover entry fees to the Olympiad, including full travel expenses for Schmidt and Prabhakar. Fred Zhang of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and Govind Prabhakar of Adlai Stevenson High School were named the Most Valuable Players in their divisions of the National History Bowl.

Prabhakar won the first Junior Varsity “Triple Crown” with his performance in the National History Bee and US History Bee, and his team’s performance in the National History Bowl. Leonia won last year’s Small School title in the Junior Varsity division, and Schmidt became the first player ever over the course of his career to win the National History Bee in the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School divisions. Full statistics for all competitions are available at www.nhbbstats.com while the official rankings and statistics report is available here for the Varsity National History Bowl. The Junior Varsity version of this file is available for download here. The 2019 National Championships will be held in the same locations on April 26-28, 2019. Details have already been posted here.

Thank you to everyone who came for a great Nationals, and thank you for your support throughout the 2017-2018 academic year! Have a great summer, best of luck to everyone competing in Berlin, and we will see you in 2018-2019!

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