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BASIS McLean Student Wins History Bowl

BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) 10th grader Justin Ward of Vienna recently won first place in the 2019 Northern Virginia History Bowl Junior Varsity Division, as a solo competitor against teams. This advances Ward to the National History Bee and Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C. Ward is also on BIM’s Quiz Bowl team.

Last year, Ward placed second in the 2018 National History Bowl for small high schools. He was a solo competitor against teams. In the junior varsity division of the National History Bee for individuals, he was a quarterfinalist, out of more than 140 national finalists.

The 2019 Varsity and Junior Varsity National History Bee and Bowl Championships will be held April 26 – 28 in D.C. and Arlington.

“We’re so proud of Justin’s continued hard work and focus on the History Bees,” says Tiffany Conroy, head of school for BASIS Independent McLean.

“His passion and dedication for history is exceptional and we’re thrilled to have him represent BASIS Independent McLean” said Conroy.

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