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Middle School Students Compete In National History Bee

Last month, Lausanne middle school students competed in the IAC National History Bee competition in Chicago. 

International Academic Competitions is a consortium of competitions for primary and secondary students operating in over 25 countries around the world. IAC’s mission is to reward academic excellence by bringing innovative, stimulating, fair, and relevant competition opportunities to students around the world. 

"Academic competitions have a unique role to play in the education of students by encouraging them to explore new areas of knowledge while rewarding achievement inside the classroom," the IAC said.  

To qualify for the national competitions, students had to be in the top 25% at the regional competitions from across the nation. 

Six of the students from Lausanne qualified to advance to the next level of international competition, which will take place in the summer of 2020. 

Team Results:

  • History Bowl Team Competition 5th/6th 
    The Team was Top 30  in the Nation 
  • History Bowl Team Competition 7th/8th  
    The Team was top 60 in the Nation  
  • Academic Bowl Team Competition 7th/8th
    The Team placed 25th in the Nation

Individual Results

  • Max Weiss '23:  National History Bee Top 150th in the nation (tied for 146th), International Geography Bee top 70 in nation (tied for 65th)
  • Abhi Battini '25: National Academic Bee Top 75 in the Nation (tied for 75), National History Bee top 200 in the Nation (tied 156th)
  • Oluwaroju Miller '25: National Academic Bee Top 75 in the Nation (tied for 75), National History Bee top 200 in the Nation (tied 196th)
  • Kai Norris '25: National Academic Bee Top 90 in the Nation (tied 84), National History Bee competitor
  • Henry Page '25: National History Bee competitor
  • Jackson Reeves '25: National Academic Bee Top 60 in the Nation (tied for 56th), National History Bee competitor
  • Kabir Syali '25: National Academic Bee top 90 in the Nation (tied 84)
  • Bella Zeni '25: National History Bee competitor

Congrats, Lynx!