WCA students compete at Regional History Bee competition

Written by Kraig Hunter on . Posted in News

On Saturday, April 2nd six WCA students competed in the Regional History Bee competition in St. Paul, MN at NOVA Classical Academy. WCA students that competed included 8th graders Jack Van Kempen and Sarah Moore and 7th graders Brynn Fernholz, Kyle Schill, Brooke Anderson, and Shane Wrolson.  These 6 individuals qualified for the regional competition early this year by scoring in the top 20% of all participants within the Midwest Region on a Online Qualifying Exam.

At the regional competition each student participated in 3 rounds of questioning.  A round consists of 30 buzzer questions read orally to a group of students who use an electronic buzzer system to signal if and when they want to answer.  After buzzing, a student has 5 seconds to give their answer.  If a student’s answer is ruled correct, the student receives one point.  The goal was accrue the most points.  The top 8 then competed in a championship round to determine the overall champion.

Shane Wrolson accrued enough points throughout those 3 rounds to qualify to compete in the championship round, where the overall champion of the Region would be decided.  Although Shane didn't win the overall championship for the region his performance on the day qualified him for the National History Bee competition, which will be held in Chicago, IL June 9th - 12th.  Congratulations to these 6 individuals for qualifying for the Regional competition and a big congratulations to Shane Wrolson for qualifying to compete in the National History Bee competition!

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