LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/5/13) – Zachary Ross, an eighth-grader at Winburn Middle School, was one of three students in the country to earn a perfect score on the regional qualifying exam for the 2013 National History Bee.
Zachary, classmates Thirushan Wignakumar and Sameer Ahmed and sixth-grader Max Bograd all advance to the April 8 regional contest at host Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. They will vie for the opportunity to represent the Lexington Region in the national championship June 1 in Atlanta.
This individual academic competition for elementary and middle school students tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. It is divided into three stages:
• Online regional qualifying exam;
• Buzzer competition at sites across the United States;
• National showdown pitting the 35 regional winners.
Winburn was this year’s only participant in Fayette County Public Schools. The four top-scoring students on a preliminary written test at Winburn tackled the online exam, scoring high enough to move on. For more details, contact social studies teacher Michelle Cason at (859) 381-3967.
Information provided by the Fayette County Public School System
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics
Copyright 2013 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
|< Prev||Next >|