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2/20/2013 9:17:00 AM
Four Granville students to go to History Bee regionals in Phoenix
Granville Elementary School will send four students to Phoenix on March 8 to compete in the Regional History Bee, and possibly on to the national competition in Atlanta, Ga., in June. From left are Cullen Coldiron, Jacob Packer, Cassidy Leo and Coy Randal.
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Granville Elementary School will send four students to Phoenix on March 8 to compete in the Regional History Bee, and possibly on to the national competition in Atlanta, Ga., in June. From left are Cullen Coldiron, Jacob Packer, Cassidy Leo and Coy Randal.
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Here are several sample multiple-choice questions from the written exam. How well do you know history?

1. Pocahontas supposedly saved the life of what captured leader of the Virginia colony in December 1607?


a. John Rolfe

b. Christopher Newport

c. Edward Wingfield

d. Patrick Henry

e. John Smith

2. The first European settlement on Manhattan island was built by the West India Company of which nation?

a. The Netherlands

b. England

c. Spain

d. France

e. Sweden

3. Which title was used by early Muslim rulers who spread Islam throughout much of the Middle East?

a. Consul

b. Satrap

c. Viceroy

d. Caliph

e. Kitab


After taking a 70-question written test and participating in an oral history bee, four Granville Elementary School students have qualified to move on to the Regional History Bee in Phoenix on March 8.

All fifth- and sixth-grade students in Granville's gifted program took part in the school's Intramural History Bee, and the four top scorers qualified to compete in the online regional exam. Granville's Parent Teacher Organization paid the $125 school registration fee.

All four - Cullen Coldiron, Jacob Packer, Cassidy Leo and Coy Randal - took the online exam on Jan. 30 and all four qualified for the next step, the Phoenix Regional Finals. The top 10 winners from each region will represent their schools in the History Bee final held in Atlanta, Ga., in June. The History Channel will televise the event, and the winner will earn a $50,000 scholarship.

The National History Bee is open to elementary and middle school students, and tests their knowledge of a wide range of historical topics roughly split between U.S. History and non-U.S. History.




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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013
Article comment by: Jennette Fetters

Congrats to these kids. My son is participating here in Nashville, TN. Sadly enough though, we found out yesterday that the scholarship has decreased to $1000 and it will not be televised. Have contacted the History Bee people and we all deserve an explanation!

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Article comment by: Glen Leo

Congrats to Cassidy, she's worked hard and well deserved. Congrats to Jacob, Cullen and Coy. I hope you all do well. Nice to see students being recognized for their hard work. Keep it up.



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