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“I love The National History Bee and Bowl because I always leave competitions with a notebook of interesting things I’ve learned that I want to look up when I get home. I get to compete against other students, who are equally passionate about not only the competitive aspect of NHBB tournaments, but who also consistently give support and encouragement when I get a good buzz and love talking about history even after the competition is over. The environment is always welcoming, yet always thought-provoking, even after three years of competition. Nothing beats the feeling of buzzing in when you hear a clue that you’ve just recently read about or learn about a fascinating event that you never knew occurred while listening to a particularly well-constructed tossup. There’s something in NHBB for any kind of person who enjoys the history of the world and has a bit of a competitive side to them.”

-Eric Xu, Western Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA
2014 National High School Quiz Bowl Player of the Year & 3rd Place at 2014 National History Bee Varsity National Championships