Eastchester Middle School student Ben Wien’s knowledge of history sets him apart from other students.
The seventh-grader secured a top ten finish at the Regional Finals of the National History Bee on April 6, at Half Hollow Hills High School in Dix Hills, New York. Ben won each of his first three rounds to advance to the final round.
In January, Ben won first place in his age group at the 2019 Eastchester Matthew Demarco Memorial Middle School History Bee. Ben said the proctors at that competition recommended he take the online exam to qualify for the New York Regional Finals. Ben said he enjoys competing with students from across the state.
As a result of his accomplishments, he is now eligible for the National Championships in Chicago in June and for the International History Olympiad to be held in July next year.