The Harvey Middle School was well- represented Monday, April 10, at the regional round of the National History Bee as six students traveled to Darien, Connecticut, to compete in the National History Bee. While none of the Harvey contingent advanced to the national competition, Dean of Students Stephanie Metz was proud of the six who participated. “They put themselves in a very challenging situation with multiple rounds of questions on both U.S and world history,” said Dean Metz. “It was a great competitive learning experience for our students,” added Ms. Metz.
The competition at the Middlesex Middle School consisted of four rounds. Two involved taking tests on iPads and two consisted of first-to-buzz-in competitions with layered questions testing each participant's knowledge of U.S. and world history. When contestants sounded the buzzer, they had only five seconds to give the correct answer.
The six students, eighth-graders Mia Cornell, Kathryn Ogg, Patrick Murphy and Zi Glucksman, seventh-grader Robert Ogg and sixth-grader Scott Nicholson, had qualified for the regional by registering high scores on an online test.
History teacher Doug Plaskett was pleased with the performance of the six students. “I am very happy to see such great enthusiasm for history and just very proud of our students for representing Harvey so well in the history bee,” said Mr. Plaskett.
For two years in a row Harvey had a student advance to the national tournament.