|Four VBMS students qualified for the regional round of the National History Bee.|
|Alexander Godzak will move to the national finals of the National History Bee.|
Alexander Godzak, an eighth grader at Van Buren Middle School, qualified for the National Finals of The National History Bee in Atlanta, Georgia, June 6-8. Alex was one of the top scorers out of the fifty students competing in the Regional Round. Alexander is the son of of Jeffrey and Susan Godzak.
Four students from Van Buren Middle School qualified for the Regional Round of the National History Bee on Friday, April 4, 2014. Seventh Grader, Miranda Eaton and Eighth Graders Alexander Godzak, Andrew Godzak and Quinton Graber qualified for the Regional History Bee in Novi, Michigan. Similar to a Spelling Bee, students must prove their knowledge of World and American History beginning approximately 3000BC to the modern day.
The Intramural Bee was administered to all students in grades six through eight in early January. The top four scoring students from a school qualify for the Online Regional Qualifying Exam. This exam consists of fifty questions administered online. The top scoring students in a given region are invited to participate in the Regional Competition.
The regional competition is competed similar to a quiz style game show where participants must “buzz in” to answer. High scorers in the four preliminary rounds then compete in the Regional Final Round. The top finishers in each of the thirty seven regions around the United States are invited to the National History Bee Finals in Atlanta, Georgia this June.