History is alive and well at Columbia River High School and Jason Lee Middle School! Last March, CRHS hosted a regional History Bee and Geography Olympiad that allowed participants to qualify for the national competition. VPS students swept the following categories:
History Bee varsity division (11th and 12th grades)
Colin Newton, CRHS, first place
Josh Nygaard, CRHS, second place
Dakota Anderberg, CRHS, third place
History Bee junior varsity division (10th grade and below)
Andrew Douglas, Jason Lee, first place
Geography Bee (combined varsity and JV)
Colin Newton, first place
Andrew Douglas, second place
Newton, Nygaard, Anderberg, Courtney Stump, Alfonso Gonzalez and Zoe Clute, all of CRHS and coached by teacher David Douglas, qualified for the National History Bee and Bowl in Washington, D.C. Gonzalez was the sole CRHS competitor at the competition.
In addition, sixth-grader Andrew Douglas, a runner-up in the 2014 National History Bee elementary division, will compete in the National History Bee in Louisville, Kentucky, in May.