Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHistory Channel
Dear NHBB & USGO/IGB Students, Coaches, Parents, and Teams, 

Thanks for coming to the 2018 Virginia History Bee and Bowl State Championships at the University of Virginia last Saturday! Thanks to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day, and to Kevon Turnamian and Eric Xu for their help with the directing and hosting arrangements.

Congratulations to Fairfax in the Varsity and McLean in the JV for winning the  titles in the History Bowl! Congratulations also go to William Phillips of Fairfax and Justin Young of McLean for their victories in the Varsity and JV History Bees! I hope that you and your students enjoyed the competition; if you have any feedback on how things went or questions about the day, please just let me know.

I’ve attached the full statistics report here; please note that any team with a .500 record or above in the prelims or a playoff win qualifies for Nationals. Students who finish in the top half in the Bee prelims in their division qualify for Nationals there as well. Students on champion Bowl teams and those in the top 25% of the Bee (either in prelims or overall) qualify for the 2018 International History Olympiad next summer in Berlin (July 14-22). Students scoring a 75 or above on the IGB/USGO exam also qualify for the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships in Berlin (July 11-17).
The stats have also been posted to our respective websites. Information on Nationals for the US History Bee and the United States Geography Olympiad / International Geography Bee for those who qualified, is available on those websites.

Our 2018 National Championships will be held on April 27-29 in April in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC. We hope to see you all there! Registration for Nationals is now open here through early April. Please email if you have questions regarding registration.

Thanks for your continued support of our competitions, and best of luck at all your remaining competitions this year!

Best regards,

Marshall Mullins

2016-17 Academic Year Champions

History Bowl: McLean

Varsity History Bee: Justin Young, McLean
Junior Varsity History Bee: Kevin Breen, Albemarle



April 07, 2018


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Kevon Turnamian


  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:55
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 9:05
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:35
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:15
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:50
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:30
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:50
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:20
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:45
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:05
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:05
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:40
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:25
    History Bowl Round 6
  • 4:00
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:35
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:10


  • 1: Fairfax
  • 2: McLean *
  • 3: BASIS Independent McLean *
  • 4: Maggie Walker