Fifteen Dunham Middle School students flexed their history muscles in the regional round of the National History Bee held recently in New Orleans. Thirteen students advanced to the National History Bee finals, June 1-2, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.
For the second consecutive year, 8th grader Paul Landry was the Regional Champion for his grade level. Lex Landreneau, also in 8th grade, placed second in his grade level.
Other Dunham students participating in the 2018 Regional History Bee included 8th graders Logan Fox, Joshua Harris, Justin Moran, Patrick Murphy, and Jason Peré; 7th graders Kari Johnson, Grant Lusco, Simone Riley and Mackenna Sink; 6th graders Mallory Golightly and Katie Harris; and 5th graders Jack Higginbotham and Alex Smith.
Students qualified for regional bee through online exam given to all Middle School students. In the regional finals, students competed in a fast-paced, interactive buzzer format to determine regional champions and national qualifiers.
The National History Bee is an academic competition designed to motivate and reward Middle School students for studying history.