Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHistory Channel

Dear Students, Coaches, and Parents,

Thank you so much for participating in the Northern Illinois History Bee and Bowl tournament! I’d like to express my deep gratitude to Peter Anderson and everyone at Stevenson High School for their hospitality and help throughout the day, to all of our volunteer moderators and scorekeepers, and to all of our competitors. I was thoroughly impressed with every performance that I saw and delighted by the fantastic camaraderie that everyone enjoyed. Thank you, all!

Congratulations to Stevenson for winning both the Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions of the Bowl, to Nick Kaminsky of Metea Valley for winning the Varsity Bee, and to Govind Prabhakar of Stevenson for winning the Junior Varsity Bee! I hope everyone enjoyed the competitions; if you have any feedback on the running of the tournament or the questions, please let me know.

I’ve attached the full statistics reports for the Bee, Bowl, and the qualifying exams to this e-mail. Please check the Bee and exam reports for the correct spelling of students’ names; we had a few roster forms that were hard to read. Though we verified many, I can’t be positive that I corrected every error, and I want to have them perfect before they are posted on the website. Thank you!

In the Bowl, any team with a 3-2 record or better in the prelims qualified for Nationals. In the Bee and the qualifying exams, the top 50% of each field qualified for Nationals. Students who finished outside the top half of the field in the qualifying exam may still qualify later in the year, when the national median score is calculated; anyone above that cutoff score qualifies for Nationals as well. If you do qualify via the NMS, we will e-mail you.

In addition, students with a score of 75 or better on the Geography exam qualify for the International Geography Bee World Championships, and the students on the champion Bowl teams (Stevenson A and D) and students placing in the top 25% of the History Bee (in either the prelims or finals) qualify for the International History Olympiad! These events are held in Berlin in Summer 2018. Congratulations to our qualifiers!

Nationals registration for all events is open! All events take place on the weekend of April 27-29 in Arlington, Virginia & Washington DC, and are a phenomenal experience that I highly recommend. I would love to see you there – and at our upcoming regular season events! We have two nearby venues for B Set – Greater Milwaukee on January 13th at Greenfield HS and Greater Rockford on March 31st at Belvidere HS – and two venues for A Set – the Illinois State Championships at Loyola Academy on February 3rd and the Wisconsin State Championships at Williams Bay School on March 3rd.

Thank you again for a great tournament!

Brad Fischer, Tournament Director

2016-17 Academic Year Champions

Varsity History Bowl: Naperville North
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Team Wheaton Thunder

Varsity History Bee: Jakob Myers, Naperville North
Junior Varsity History Bee: Govind Prabhakar, Stevenson



November 11, 2017


1 Stevenson Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Brad Fischer


  • 8:00
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:30
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:40
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:00
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 9:30
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:00
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 10:30
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 10:45
    History Bee Round 1
  • 11:15
    History Bee Round 2
  • 11:45
    History Bee Round 3
  • 12:15
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:15
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 1:45
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 2:15
    History Bee Finals
  • 2:45
    History Bowl Round 6(Varsity) / MS Finals
  • 3:15
    History Bowl Round 7(Varsity)
  • 3:45
    History Bowl Finals
  • 4:30


  • 1: Stevenson A
  • 2: Stevenson B
  • 3: Stevenson C *
  • 4: Stevenson D *
  • 5: Prospect
  • 6: Glenbard West *
  • 7: William Fremd
  • 8: University School of Milwaukee A
  • 9: University School of Milwaukee B
  • 10: Homewood-Flossmoor
  • 11: Daniel Wright Junior A #
  • 12: Daniel Wright Junior B #
  • 13: Barrington
  • 14: Vernon Hills