About the National Humanities Bee

The National History Bee is a buzzer-based humanities quiz competition, and is open to any middle school student who is competing in any of the other events being contested. More information about the National Humanities Bee, can be found at usacademicbowl.com/national-humanities-bee/

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National Humanities Bee


All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

Friday 12/11 6:30pm – 9:30pm Rounds 1-3
Saturday 12/12 4:00pm – 5:00pm Playoffs

Note: Students who qualified for the JV division of the National Political Science Bee cannot compete in both that event and the Humanities Bee.

2020 Final Results

8th Grade Champion – Sangeet Barkataki, Harvest Park MS, Pleasanton, CA

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

6th Grade Champion – Neil Kathuria, Monroe Township MS, Monroe Township, NJ

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


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

Prelim Rules
Playoff Rules

Playoff Qualification

Students will play 3 preliminary matches and there will be 1 round of playoffs.

Past Champions

  • 2019 8th Grade Champion: Vaibhav Rangan, Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, CA
  • 2019 7th Grade Champion: Daniel Figueroa, Ransom Everglades School, Miami, FL

  • 2019 6th Grade Champion: Arin Parsa, Challenger Almaden, San Jose, CA

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