Current and past HS Academic Challenge Team Members came together on January 11 to host the second annual Matthew DeMarco Memorial Middle School History Bee, an action packed competition filled with tension, laughter and fast buzzing on topics as diverse as Winston Churchill, the Hundred Years War, Edward Snowden, Monopoly, Roe v Wade, Jackie Robinson, world geography and the defenestration of Prague. Who knew history could be so exciting? The HS Academic Challenge Team did! The team ran a fantastic event, with the first and second place winners, eighth-graders Alexander Sabelja and Gerard Mazzone, who were awarded automatic free entry to the NY State Regional Finals of the National History Bee.
The online exam to qualify for the regional Bee is open until January 25, 2019 and any student interested in history is encouraged to take this free exam and try to qualify for the NY Regional Finals.
The registration for the exam and other information about the History Bee can be found at: https://nationalhistorybee.com/
All donations from this event go to the Matthew DeMarco Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) providing scholarships to students at EHS. If you would like to donate, you can send a check made out to the Matthew DeMarco Memorial Scholarship Fund to the Eastchester High School Academic Challenge Team c/o Larry Ellis, Eastchester High School, 2 Stewart Pl, Eastchester, NY 10709.