YISS high school students who have a love of history competed in the International History Bee & Bowl at Dulwich College Seoul on January 26. The International History Bee & Bowl are two history quiz competitions in English which are held around the world. The Bee is for individual students, whereas the Bowl is for teams. The talented students who represented YISS in the competition prepared by practicing after school twice a week. During each meeting, students simulated the actual competition rounds with released History Bee & Bowl questions.
This year’s History Bee & Bowl competition drew in many different international schools from around Korea. Even though YISS faced off against tougher competition compared to previous years, the team came away with many awards. In the Varsity division, Yoona C. (12) finished in third place in the History Bee, and the Varsity History Bowl Team [Jay B. (12), Yoona C. (12), Allison R. (12), Robin R. (12)] placed second. In the Junior Varsity division, sophomores Joonho C. and Sohom D. finished in second and third place, respectively, in the History Bee. The JV History Bowl Team 1 [Phillip K. (11), Joonho C. (10), Sohom D. (10), Nicole H. (9), Anne L. (9)] swept the Junior Varsity division with a 5-0 record and won first place. We congratulate the History Bowl & Bee participants on a terrific performance!