Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Thank you all for coming to our 2015 Western Pennsylvania National History Bee and Bowl. Our competition was held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at South Side High School in Hookstown, PA. 

Congratulations to Allderdice A and Alagar Homeschool for their victories in the Varsity and Junior Varsity division of our 2015 Western Pennsylvania National History Bowl. 

Allderdice A faced South Side A in the Varsity final and took a fast lead in the first and second quarters with 70 and 80 points respectively. In the third quarter, South Side A rallied with a 90 point lightning round, but failed to keep up the momentum in the fourth quarter.

In the Junior Varsity final, first-timers Norwin faced off against Nationals veterans Alagar Homeschool, whose undefeated prelim record gave them a 50 point advantage. The first quarter was fairly close, with Norwin scoring 50 and Alagar Homeschool scoring 40. However, in the second quarter Alagar Homeschool came back, not allowing Norwin to score any points, and they kept their lead with a final score of 330 to 130.

In the Bee, we owe congratulations to South Side’s Senia Walton in the Varsity division and Alagar Homeschool’s Rajan Alagar in the Junior Varsity division! Jordan Abbott of Allderdice and Indra Alagar of Alagar Homeschool were the respective runners-up.

We hope everybody enjoyed themselves and had a great day of history fun. We hope you can join us for our next area tournaments, including Northern Pennsylvania on the B set, Eastern Ohio on the B set, and our Pennsylvania State Championships.


Until next time!



January 10, 2015


4949 State Route 151, Hookstown, PA

Question Set



Bunnie Hadsall


Andrew Nadig


  • 1: South Side A
  • 2: South Side B
  • 3: South Side C
  • 4: South Side D
  • 5: Alagar Homeschool *
  • 6: Allderdice A
  • 7: Allderdice B *
  • 8: Norwin *