History Education Hawaii, Inc., the sponsor and official council in Hawaii of the National Council for History Education, is pleased to announced that the Hawai’i History Bee and Bowl will once again return on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
The event will be held at Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Last year’s tournament featured a competitive field of six teams from area schools. We look forward to another great day of history quiz competition this year. Hawaii schools are welcomed to enter the competition on or before February 7, 2013.
During the lunch break, interested students will have an opportunity to compete in the Regional Qualifying Exam for the United States Geography Challenge.
This consists of a 50 question multiple choice test; students who place in the top half at their site, or in the top half overall nationally, can compete in the National Championships of the US Geography Challenge on Friday, April 26 in Arlington, VA, before the National Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl begins.
The top four students in the Varsity (i.e. born prior to July 1, 1997) will get a chance to compete at the International Geography Olympiad in Kyoto, Japan next summer. For further details, see www.usgeochallenge.com