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March 2019: The Nysmith History Bowl

The Nysmith History Bowl team, with a record of 4-2, placed 5th out of 22 teams in the 2019 Capital Region Championship Tournament held March 2nd at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD earning themselves a spot in the Quarterfinals. They earned a plaque which is Nysmith’s first History Bowl award. By winning three matches in the tournament and a playoff match, they qualified for the National Finals (details are TBD). The team was comprised of 6th graders William Strong and Henry Pan, 7th graders Neeraj Madamalla and Amal Wooldridge, and 8th graders Raed Mirza and Andy Rataul. This was our first History Bowl team in three years when one of our teams made it to the National Finals in Chicago and earned an 8th rank in the country.

The History Bowl is a team based buzzer competition that models the individual History Bee competition. Teams of 4-6 students compete in matches against teams from other schools. Each match is comprised of four quarters different types of history questions. The history questions, like with the History Bee, cover a very broad range of history. Thus, the students collaborate to study together and help each other prepare.

Way to go!