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Blanchester’s top ten middle school History Bee winners that went on to compete at the Columbus Regional Finals History Bee in Lewis Center include back row, from left to right: Carter Stevens, Brady Phillips, Shane Smith, Hannah Gabbard, Kaylie Paugh,
591b2fe537348 Blanchester’s top ten middle school History Bee winners that went on to compete at the Columbus Regional Finals History Bee in Lewis Center include back row, from left to right: Carter Stevens, Brady Phillips, Shane Smith, Hannah Gabbard, Kaylie Paugh, Daelyn Staehling, and Teresa Zhang. Front row, from left to right: Cody Kidd, Adam Frump, and James Rumpke.
Blanchester’s top ten middle school History Bee winners that went on to compete at the Columbus Regional Finals History Bee in Lewis Center include back row, from left to right: Carter Stevens, Brady Phillips, Shane Smith, Hannah Gabbard, Kaylie Paugh, Daelyn Staehling, and Teresa Zhang. Front row, from left to right: Cody Kidd, Adam Frump, and James Rumpke.

Blan Students Make Some History

Blanchester—A bit of history was made recently as ten students from Blanchester Middle School competed in the Columbus Regional Finals History Bee held April 5th at Shanahan Middle School in Lewis Center, Ohio.

The competition originally began in December 2016, as BMS students competed in the school-wide History Bee that determined eighth grader Shane Smith, who finished 1st and seventh grader Teresa Zhang, who finished 2nd, along with eighth grade classmates Brady Phillips and Hannah Gabbard; seventh grade classmates Adam Frump and Daelyn Staehling; and sixth grade classmates Cody Kidd, Kaylie Paugh, and James Rumpke would advance to the next level of the competition. 

The regional finals proved to be a fun and exciting competition. Top students across the state of Ohio competed head-to-head to demonstrate their knowledge of history by responding to a series of challenging questions featuring content split evenly between United States and non-United States history as relevant to fifth through eighth grade social studies curricula.

History Bee questions were written and edited by history teachers, professors, and other social studies educators from around the United States. 

After a rigorous competition, Blanchester’s Kaylie Paugh, James Rumpke, and Teresa Zhang were among those who qualified to advance to compete in the National History Bee scheduled June 1-4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Working behind the scenes to facilitate the event and prepare students for all levels of the History Bee competition were Blanchester Middle School social studies teachers Kurt Ballinger, Michelle Elston, and Michelle Kirkendall.  Also working to coordinate the event was Southern Ohio ESC Gifted Intervention Specialist Shelly Wellman.

 

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