National History Bee and Bowl
National History Bee and Bowl is an history focused academic competition directed by David Madden. It consists of the National History Bowl, a four-player team event played on pyramidal questions in a four-quarter format, and the National History Bee, an individual elimination-style event. Teams qualify for Nationals by placing above a certain threshold at state Bowls; all sites also have a Varsity and JV division. In addition to the History Bee and Bowl, NHBB also organizes a number of other events, including the US History Bee and US Geography Olympiad.
For the 2010-11 school year, the local events were written by NHB staff and Nationals were written by HSAPQ; until 2014, HSAPQ wrote for all History Bowl events, before that task fell to teams led by Matt Weiner in 2015 (but see here) and Brad Fischer in 2016 and beyond.
|Year||Bowl Champion||Bowl Runner-Up||JV Bowl Champion||JV Bowl Runner-up||Field size|
|2011||Maggie Walker||Parkersburg High||Wilmington Charter||Bellarmine||98 (72 Varsity + 26 JV)|
|2012||Hunter||Bellarmine||Northmont||Chattahoochee||161 (113 Varsity + 48 JV)|
|2013||Bellarmine||LASA||Northmont||Centennial||198 (132 Varsity + 66 JV)|
|2014||LASA||Saratoga||Westview||Farragut||216 (132 Varsity + 84 JV)|
|2015||Saratoga||LASA||Hunter||Saratoga||246 (156 Varsity + 90 JV)|
|2016||LASA||Lexington||James E. Taylor||Thomas Jefferson||263 (161 Varsity + 102 JV)|
|2017||Westview||Thomas Jefferson||Beavercreek||Trinity Prep||252 (144 Varsity + 108 JV)|