Clarke MS student qualifies for National History Bee Finals

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W.T. Clarke Middle School eighth-grader Ankit Sayed won the National History Bee New York Regional Finals, qualifying him for the National Finals in Chicago, June 9-12.

According to its website, the National History Bee is an academic competition for elementary and middle school students that tests their knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. Divided into three stages, students first complete an online qualifying exam. The top scorers on that exam then compete in the Regional Finals, and the top finishers in the regional competition advance to the National Finals, vying for the title of National History Bee Champion.
 
Along with competing in the National Finals, Ankit will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of side events, including the Great History Hunt, National Citizenship Bee, Pop Culture Challenge, Family Quiz Night and ACE History World.

The East Meadow eighth-grader also qualified for the U.S. Geography Olympiad’s National Championship through the qualifying test administered at the National History Bee New York Regional Finals.

The district wishes Ankit the best of luck as he advances in the competition.