Stage 3: National Finals

2015 National Finals logo HI-REZ

At the National Finals, top finishers from each of the Regional Finals challenge for the title of National Champion! We are pleased to announce that the National History Bee’s 2015 National Finals event will be held on the weekend of Memorial Day (May 22-24, 2015) in Louisville, Kentucky. As with Regional Finals, participants will be separated into Middle (7th-8th grade) and Elementary (6th grade and younger) Divisions based on their grade.


Location

Bee Check-In will take place in the Louisville Marriott (280 W Jefferson St.). The Opening Meeting will take place in the Kentucky International Convention Center which is connected to the Louisville Marriott via skyway. Preliminary Rounds will take place in the Louisville Marriott Downtown, the Hyatt Regency Louisville, and the Convention Center.

Schedule

Friday

9:00am – 11:00pm                          Bee Check-In

8:00am – 12:30pm                         US Geography Olympiad

1:00pm – 3:00pm                            Subject Exams

3:00pm – 6:00pm                            National Citizenship Bee

6:30pm – 9:30pm                            Pop Culture Challenge

Saturday

7:00am – 8:00am                            (Last Minute) Bee Check-In

8:30am – 9:00am                            Opening Meeting

9:30am – 12:00pm                          Rounds 1-5

1:30pm – 4:00pm                            Rounds 6-10

5:30pm – 6:00pm                            Championship Meeting

6:00pm – 8:00pm                           Championship Rounds**

**All National History Bee activities will be complete by 8pm on Saturday evening.

Qualification / Registration

Participants must have qualified at one of the 2015 Regional Finals. To participate, the qualified students must submit a Registration Form.  Qualified students received this form at the Regional Finals event.  A copy can be found HERE.

Official Hotel

The official hotel for the 2015 National Finals is the Louisville Marriott in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We encourage all of our participants to enjoy the convenient location and negotiated group rate ($129).  To book rooms, please click HERE

 


 

Friday Fun!

The National History Bee will be hosting a series of side competitions and activities on Friday, May 22nd for any National Finals competitors who would like to participate.  These events are optional, but we hope you’ll join us!

 

(8:00 am-12:30 pm) On Friday morning, the US Geography Olympiad will be conducting its Middle/Elementary National Championship.  Participating students must have earned a qualifying score on the US Geography Olympiad National Qualifying Exam.  For more information and to register, please visit
www.geographyolympiad.com

 

Subject Exams logo - FINAL HI-REZ
(1:00-3:00 pm) These multiple choice exams test students’ knowledge of a variety of Social Studies topics. Students can register by submitting the official National Finals Registration Form that they received at the Regional Finals.  A copy can be found HERE.

Citizenship Bee logo - FINAL HI-REZ(3:00-6:00 pm) This buzzer-based competition tests students’ knowledge of Civics, US Government, Current Events and “Americana”.  Students register by submitting the official National Finals Registration Form that they received at the Regional Finals event.  A copy can be found HERE.

 

Pop Culture Challenge logo - FINAL HI-REZ
(6:30-9:30 pm)  This buzzer-based competition tests students’ knowledge of movies, music, sports and other cultural phenomena that have shaped America.  Students register by submitting the official National Finals Registration Form that they received at the Regional Finals event.  A copy can be found HERE.


 

Sunday – Bowl

The National History Bee’s 2015 National Finals will be paired with the National History Bowl Championship (a team event) on Sunday, May 24th. The National History Bowl is a completely separate competition for teams of students who represent their school.  For more information about the event, how to qualify and how to register, please visit ms.historybowl.com

We are pleased to announce that registration is already open for the 2014-2015 National History Bee!

You are just a few clicks away from having your child or student join the intensity and fun of America's greatest history competition REGISTER HERE

Want to see sample questions? Want some suggestions on what to study? Want to see how your students would do in the National History Bee? Check our Resources Page!

    “National History Bee: Students in grades 6 through 8 in the Somerset Area School District participated in the National History Bee. From left, front row are: Caitlyn Urban, Rose Chan, Jack Hostetler, Henry Buss. Back row: Benjamin Geary, Joey Mazurkiewicz, Megan Shepley, Alexa Shaulis and Samantha Miller. Absent from the photo is Hunter Bailey. ” Read the rest Read More…