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A student answers a question at the Goff History BeeSeventh grader Lucas Graham won Goff Middle School’s annual History Bee on Friday in front of a packed gymnasium. He was one of 15 students who participated in the competition by answering questions about U.S. and world history. Brian Tobin and Teddy Howard came in second and third place, respectively.

The contestants qualified for the History Bee by scoring the highest on a school-wide preliminary quiz.

Mr. Graham won the bee by getting four of the five correct answers on the final question (Name the 5 people who were president of the United States when Congress declared war.”  Answers – James Madison, James Polk, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt.)

Congratulations to all of the participants!

  • Aadit Akula
  • Alex Austin-Small
  • Adam Breer
  • Zoe Collins
  • Lucas Graham (1st Place)
  • Naim Greenberg-Nielsen
  • Henry Heeps
  • Teddy Howard (3rd Place)
  • Thomas Marchiony
  • Neil Paul
  • Lily Panasci
  • Ian Platt
  • Jacob Skarlis
  • Brian Tobin (2nd Place)
  • Garrett Wagner

Special thanks to Social Studies Teacher Michael Barnes who organized the event, to the teachers and administrators who served as lifelines and to the school staff for their assistance.