History Bee & Bowl

Purpose of the Activity

  • For students who enjoy all areas of history, this is a great opportunity to show off your knowledge! If you qualify for the National History Bee, this is a great way to sharpen your skills, become familiar with buzzer-style quiz competition and experience the type of questions the History Bee could ask in competitions. National Bee qualification is not mandatory, but is encouraged for participation.

Tryout Procedures

  • There is an online qualifying exam that will be administered before winter break, for all students who are interested in competing. 

    Make sure you have a permission to participate form on file with the club sponsor or coach otherwise you will not be able to participate. 

Grade Level/s of Participants

  • The team is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Number of Participants

  • Each History Bowl competition mandates specific numbers of students who are able to compete at once (usually four), as well as how many alternates may be listed on the roster. These rosters will be determined as necessary based not only on availability, but also on academic mastery. There may be an option to enter more than one team from DW in any given competition.

Competition Schedule

Student Attendance Guidelines

  • Students are expected to show up at practices and stay for the entirety of any competition.

Meeting Schedule and Location

    • Season: January through April with national and international competitions over the summer 
    • Meeting Day: 
    • Time:  
    • Location:   

Specific Rules or Guidelines

Fundraising Plan if Applicable (Board policy 7:325)


Student Fees

  • To participate in the program, families must pay a participation fee using the RevTrak Web Store.

    Students will also be asked to purchase a team shirt for about $10 to use in competitions.