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International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2024 Southern Pennsylvania History Bee and Bowl, taking place at Somerset Jr/Sr High School in Somerset, PA on March 16th, 2023!  This tournament will run on our A Set of questions, and like all IAC Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless of what state they are from, as long as they have not yet played this set of questions in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

To register, please fill out the form below.  Preregistration closes on Friday, March 8th at 11:59 pm EST.  Teams and individuals can still register with a late fee until Monday, March 11th, after which Bowl registrations are no longer guaranteed. After March 11th, contact hs-info@iacompetitions.com to see if registration is still possible.  Late registration fees and policies can be found hereFor further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Sara DelVillano at sara@iacompetitions.com. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you to Somerset in March!

Exams: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Championships / National Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions), the US History Bee, the National Political Science Bee, and the National Science Bee. All exams cost $15 each. Students can also qualify for the International Geography Championships (Vienna, Austria – July 13-20, 2024) and the International Environmental Science Olympiad (Puerto Rico – Dec. 27-31, 2024) through the Geography and Science National Qualifying Exams.

Note for middle/elementary students: This event is held concurrently with an Elementary/Middle School Regional Final at the same location. Middle and Elementary students must commit to either this Varsity/JV Regional or the EMS Regional Final for the whole day; they cannot hop between them.  For instance, a student cannot take part in the History Bowl or JV division of the History Bee and then take part in the National Science Bee Regional Final. If a student wishes to sign up for the Regional Finals (History/Science/Geography Bees for grades K-8), they should sign up here.

Middle and elementary school teams are welcome to participate at this tournament in the History Bowl. If there are at least three middle/elementary school teams that take part, a separate middle school division of the bowl will be set up.  Otherwise, middle/elementary school teams will be entered in the JV division of the Bowl.

 

Schedule:  The schedule as listed below is considered tentative, and therefore may still be subject to slight changes based on turnout until registration closes, at which point it will be confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator at sara@iacompetitions.com

8:00 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:30 Please Arrive by This Time!
8:45 Opening Meeting
9:15 History Bowl Round 1
10:00 History Bowl Round 2
10:45 History Bowl Round 3
11:30 History Bee Opening Meeting
11:45 History Bee Round 1
12:15 History Bee Round 2
12:45 History Bee Round 3
1:15 Lunch / National Qualifying Exams for National Geography Bee / US Geography Championships, US History Bee, National Political Science Bee, and National Science Bee
2:15 History Bowl Round 4
3:00 History Bowl Round 5
3:45 Results Meeting
4:00 History Bee Finals
4:30 History Bowl Semifinals
5:00 History Bowl Finals
5:30 End

Teams Attending

Varsity

  1. Somerset A

JV

  1. Somerset B *

Registration: