The National History Bee and Bowl’s seventh season is off and running! As of November 21, twelve tournaments have taken place throughout the USA, with hundreds of students and teams having had a chance to compete on our C Set of questions. Highlights have included a stunning 620 point single game score from Naperville North at the Northern Illinois History Bowl which is an all-time National History Bowl record!
Their captain, Jakob Myers, is the defending Varsity National History Bee National Champion, and he looks primed for another deep run at Nationals again in both the Bee and with his teammates in the Bowl. In Florida, we had our highest turnout ever for a Central Florida tournament with 30 teams competing at Shorecrest Prep in St. Petersburg, where International History Olympiad Middle School World Champion Enzo Cunanan was both the youngest student in the JV Bee field, and a convincing champion, needing only 14 questions to clear with 8 points in the final. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Hunter College and High Tech continued their rivalry with 2016 JV National History Bee National Champion Douglas Simons securing the win in the Varsity Bowl for High Tech with a 30-pointer on the last question. But Luke Tierney of Hunter took the Varsity Bee title to split the Varsity titles between the two perennial NYC Metro Area powerhouses. Out west, Jonathan Tran of Westview (OR) continued his winning ways at the Southern Washington History Bee and Bowl, while veteran player Arianne Crosby took the Varsity Bee title at the San Diego tournament.
Be sure to look for tournaments near you on the list here – more events continued to be scheduled around the country each week! Registration is done at www.historybowl.com/registration when you’re ready to sign up. Good luck and Happy Holidays from all of us at NHBB!