Students Buzzing About History — Newport Beach Independent Newspaper

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Students Buzzing About

Harbor Day School fifth Jean Wanlass, 11, walks up to the as Elementary Division Champion at the Los regional finals of the National Bee, held Monday at the del Mar campus.

— All photos by Sara

A group of about 50 elementary and school students were about history at a Corona del Mar this week.

The Los Angeles Championship of the National History Bee was Monday at Harbor Day School.

It was to see the kids thrive, said HDS teacher, Jon Grogan.

“I felt I was in it with them,” he said. “I was to see their enthusiasm.”

Wanlass reacts with other Bee after the top finishers are announced.

100 people, Bee participants, classmates, teachers and other supporters, in the Moiso Family Activities for the event.

“We are so excited to be here at Harbor said Eric Huff, of elementary and middle school

In order to earn a spot at the event, students first had to a paper test and be scored their own schoolmates. The students the highest scores then the Online Regional Qualifying The students with the highest scores in the LA region then met for the competition on Monday.

The top finishers for the National Finals in Atlanta in

Huff explained the rules and the crowd energized before the began.

Students participated in rounds, each time a different group of students. In round 30 questions were and students used a buzzer to try and answer quickly and correctly. were on a wide range of topics.

Students from more 10 different schools and home students came to CdM from Orange County, Los Angeles, Empire, Riverside County, San area and the High Desert.

poses with her champion at the event.

Among them four students from Day School: Evan Park, grade, James McConnaughey, Maggie Sonenshine, sixth, and Wanlass, fifth.

Wanlass, 11, the night on top as the Elementary Division

“I’m breathless,” she said. shocked.”

She was a mixture of nervousness and the night before, she said.

was some studying involved, she but a lot of it she remembers from books read.

“I just like she said. “I like all the stories.”

Her proud mother, Jean agreed and added that always been inquisitive.

always been a very reader and she loves stories,” she “We do a lot of reading at our house.”

Young shares her love of history her grandmother and her mother, who studied as an undergraduate.

Evan Park an eighth grader at HDS, to a question during the first of the Bee.

It’s great to see the get recognition and the event is a confidence for them, she added.

“It also her and other kids realize it’s ok to love history and to do well in school,“ she said. ok to be smart.”

At that age, can become self-conscious, Peterson-Wanlass

“She’s been able to her uniqueness,” she said.

The young buff said she is “really and “crazy excited” to go to nationals.

join her schoolmate Evan who also qualified for the national

Also going will be the regional middle school Nuri Ozer, 13, an eighth from Pacific Technology in Santa Ana.

“I’m happy… I feel very he said. “I did not expect this… I did not see coming at all.”

Nuri 13, (front, left) an eighth from Pacific Technology in Santa Ana, smiles answering a question correctly the regional finals for the National Bee as Zayan Khanmohammed, another looks on. Ozer went on to win the

“I did,” added his social teacher, Okan Cakir, a smile.

Ozer’s passion for is similar to Wanlass’.

“History is a Ozer said. “Stories be read and should be remembered. The and achievements of the past should be

“Remembering is an acknowledgement to all those people that have our lives better today,” he

Grogan hopes to build off of the of the event and get more students about history.

This was Day’s first time in the Bee.

“It was a great opportunity to our school,” Grogan said.

He to continue the relationship and would to host the event again year.

“For our first holding the event, I thought it really, really well,” said.

It was a great combination of enthusiasm and from parents, students, and teachers, he added.

“The community came together,” he “It was wonderful to see.”

Wanlass answers a question during the round of the competition as Ozer listens. Both finished the on top, with Ozer as champ and Wanlass winning the division.

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