Junior Varsity team is ready to compete on the buzzer system.
Junior Varsity team is ready to compete on the buzzer system.

The Hawaii History Bee and Bowl 2013 competitions were held Saturday in Honolulu.

Founded in 2010, these two academic quiz competitions for students focus on all aspects of history. Sponsored by History Education Hawaii, Inc., the official council of the National Council for History Education, the tournaments reinforce a rigorous history curriculum and promote history education throughout the USA and internationally.

Ken-Ben Chao of Iolani School finished first in the Hawaii History Bee. The Iolani A team finished first in the Hawaii History Bowl. The winning team from Saturday’s History Bowl competitions are from Iolani School. In April they will go on to the 2013 National History Bee and Bowl to be held in Arlington, Virginia.

In addition, the first-ever U.S. Geography Challenge competition in Hawaii was held. Founded in summer, 2012, this new competition tests students’ geography skills and fosters geography education and literacy throughout the country. Kento Tanaka of Iolani School won first-place in the Junior Varsity category. Ken-Ben Chao won first-place in the Varsity category.

Submitted by Jeffrey Bingham Mead of the History Education Hawaii, Inc.

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