Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Hawaii History Bee and Bowl State Championships will be held at McKinley High School in Honolulu on Saturday, January 12. This tournament will run on our B Set of questions and is open to all teams and students who have not yet played it; no advance qualifying for this event is required.  To register, please visit this link.  For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator at the address listed below. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to the tournament to McKinley High School in January!

Note 1: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Olympiad / International Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions) and the US History Bee. Both exams cost $10 and can be signed up for on the day of the tournament; pre-registration is not required. Students planning on taking one exam are recommended not to leave during the lunch break (they can bring a lunch or have a teammate get lunch for them). Students planning on taking both exams should definitely plan on staying at the school for lunch.

Note 2: The schedule as listed below is considered tentative until registration opens, and thereafter, may still be subject to slight changes based on turnout until registration closes, at which point it will be confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator.

Report from 2017-2018 Academic Year Tournament

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 Hawaii History Bee and Bowl State Championships at McKinley High School in Honolulu on January 6. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Iolani A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Iolani E

Varsity History Bee: Matthew Sohn, Iolani
Junior Varsity History Bee: Brandon Ng, Iolani

Thanks to Mr. Shaun Kamida for coordinating the hosting arrangements at McKinley, and thank you as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day.



January 12, 2019


1039 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Question Set



David Madden


David Madden


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


  • 1: McKinley A
  • 2: McKinley B