Posted on 22nd Feb 2017
New to the National History Bee? A seasoned competitor looking to find out what's changed? Here's what to expect when you qualify for Regionals.
Thirty-eight Regional Finals are held across the U.S. I've attended Texas finals for the past three years, and watched the structure of the NHB evolve. This year, the structure is as follows:
Studying for Regionals
The most important thing to remember about your Regional tournament is to have fun!
Best of luck,
Keisha & the Hexco Crew
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Last Wednesday, Hexco staff drove to the Houston Regional Finals of the National History Bee (NHB). The competition—not to be confused with the National History Bowl, which is a team event—was divided into elementary and middle school tournaments and held at Seven Lakes High School. There, we were met by Eric Huff (pictured on the left) and the wonderful [...]
Shed Media, producers of Child Genius, have contacted Hexco Academic to spread the word about a casting call for 7-12 year olds with a high IQ. Applicants who are chosen for the show, which is scheduled to appear on one of the three major networks, will have the opportunity to win large cash prizes that [...]
As early as 1908, the National Education Association kicked around the idea of creating a national spelling bee for United States students. However, this idea did not come to fruition and it was not until 1925 that the Louisville Courier-Journal, sponsor of Kentucky's statewide bee, contacted other bee sponsors and pulled together the framework for a national event. The [...]