About the National History Bee

The National History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students throughout the USA. More information about the National History Bee, including participation in the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found at nationalhistorybee.com.

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National History Bee


All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

Saturday, 9/4 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Rounds 1-2
Saturday, 9/4 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Rounds 3-4
Saturday, 9/4 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Playoffs

Results (pending)


Download the PDF below for a complete set of the rules for the Elementary and Middle School National History Bee.

Prelim Rules
Playoff Rules

Playoff Qualification

All students will play in 4 preliminary matches.  There will be up to 2 rounds of playoffs, depending on field size.

Last Year’s Champions

2020 Final Results

8th Grade Champion – Bradford Kimball, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

7th Grade Champion – Arin Parsa, Team History Scholars, San Jose, California

6th Grade Champion – Shounak Bhindwale, Harvest Park MS, Pleasanton, CA

Elementary Division Champion – Matthew Yang, Centennial Lane Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD

  • 8th Grade: Vaibhav Rangan, Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, CA

  • 7th Grade: Daniel Figueroa, Ransom Everglades School, Miami, FL

  • 6th Grade: Arin Parsa, Challenger Almaden, San Jose, CA

  • Elementary:¬†Marc Lindemann, Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School, Miller Place, NY

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