National History Bowl Press Release

For ​Immediate ​Release:

Seven academic team students from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy traveled to Washington, DC the weekend of April 27-29 for the National History Bowl and Bee. The students qualified to participate at the North Georgia Regional last fall. The team finished the Bowl with a 9-1 record and won the middle bracket championship. The highlight of the day was their upset victory over Iolani High School of Hawaii, the 11th ranked team in the nation​.​

Team members were Carter Plaster, John Kim, Pierce Robinson, Turner White, Jonathan Shauf, and Matilda Ziegler. Jonathan Shauf finished in the top ​fourth​ of the JV Bee and John Kim finished in the top ​third​ of the Varsity Bee. Middle school students competing in the high school division were Dominik Mystkowski and Matilda Ziegler. Dominik finished in the top ​third​ of the US Geography Bee, and Matilda finished strong in the US History Bee. The team also enjoyed seeing some of the sights in Washington including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the monuments. The team is coached by Kimberly Lloyd.

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