Gardner Edgerton High School sent 12 students on two varsity teams to the inaugural National History Bowl State Competition in February.
The squads traveled to Chanute High School and walked away with the championship. The winning squad earned the final slot in the semi-final, after earning a 2-3 record.
In semifinal competition, GEHS beat a squad from Chanute and one from Louisburg to earn the title.
Next up, four Kansas semifinal squads will travel to Washington, D.C. for the National History Bowl Competition on April 28 – April 29. They’ll compete against 75 to 85 teams in the national and international qualifying tournaments.
Seniors Alex Winkler and Justin Prigel will also compete in the National History Bee, an individual competition, the same weekend competing against hundreds of students from around the nation.
Members of the varsity GEHS National History Bowl varsity include Winkler, Matt Sanner, Jon Hughes, Brandon Rutherford, Jacquelyn Sylva, Tara Thacker, Matt Mayske, Thomas Moll, Prigel, Gabby Ortmann, Kali Wakely and Dana Doerflinger.