On April 26-28, the best history bowl teams from across the nation took part in the National History Bee and Bowl in Arlington, VA. New York teams performed very well in the National History Bowl and New York players performed extremely well in geography and individual history events. Congratulations to all teams!
In the Varsity National History Bowl, Great Neck South placed highest of all New York teams, finishing 10th overall. GNS had three straight playoff wins including victories against Montgomery Blair A and Poolesville before narrowly losing to Miami Valley. One place behind GNS in 11th place was Hunter College High School, led by Daniel Ma. Ithaca finished in 15th place overall. Other impressive NY placements was Bethlehem Central (52nd place) and W.T. Clarke (68th place).
In the JV National History Bowl, Hunter College High School A won the entire tournament against "Team Coldhug," maintaining their first place seed throughout every round of playoffs. Hunter B finished 14th overall as well. Other top NY performances was Great Neck South (30th place), Dalton (36th place), Wheatley (41st place), Yonkers (46th place), and Hewlett (47th place).
In the Varsity Bee, Daniel Ma of Hunter finished in 3rd overall with 24 points. Noah Sheidlower and Andersen Gu of GNS both made it to quarterfinals. In the JV Bee, Pedro Juan Orduz, Cerulean Ozarow, Ian Lu, and Jacob Hardin-Bernhardt of Hunter all made it to playoffs, with Pedro finishing 11th overall.
In the Varsity US Bee, Daniel Ma of Hunter finished in 19th overall. In the JV US Bee, Pedro Juan Orduz was declared the National Champion!
Daniel Ma finished in 2nd place overall in the International Geography Bee and 2nd place overall in the Geography Olympiad test, qualifying him for the US team for the International Geography Olympiad.