On Saturday, February 9th, The Wheatley School’s Brainstormers Club competed in The National History Bee & Bowl’s Long Island Winter Tournament at Freeport High School. In the tournament, members from the Brainstormers Club participated in several competitions, including the History Bowl (group competition), the History Bee (individual competition), the United States History Bee (Qualifying Exam), and the United States Geography Olympiad (Qualifying Exam).
History Bowl Results
In the History Bowl, the Junior Varsity Team, consisting of Frederick Lin, maintained a 3-2 record in the tournament and went on to be awarded the Runner-Up (second-place) award for the Junior Varsity Division in the playoffs. The Varsity Team, consisting of Rahul Ajmera, Padraig Brady, Peter Cuomo, and James Li, demonstrated a strong effort—maintaining a 2-3 record in the tournament—but did not advance to playoffs.
History Bee Results
In the History Bee, Frederick Lin advanced to the playoffs and was awarded a Silver Medal (second place) for the Junior Varsity Division. Frederick Lin qualified to advance to the National History Bee & Bowl National Tournament hosted at Arlington, Virginia & Washington D.C. in April 2019. At the moment, scores are still being examined for the club’s performance in the United States History Bee and United States Geography Olympiad.
A special thanks to Club Advisor John Beleckas for his work in preparing our outstanding Brainstormers for the tournament. A huge thank you as well to Joseph Crotty for accompanying the students and preparing the write-up!