history, Columbia River High School

From left: Columbia River students Dakota Anderberg, Courtney Stump, Alfonso Gonzalez, Josh Nygaard and Zoe Clute

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

history, Columbia River High School

Courtney Stump, Melinda Staub, Zoe Clute, Sam Ritmeester-Loy, Theo Brandemihl, Josh Nygaard, Tucker Pierce, Dakota Anderberg and Nathan Crary congratulate Andrew Douglas, in blue sweatshirt, on advancing to the final round of an earlier competition.

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.


Alfonso Gonzalez, front row second from left, is sent off to the National History Bee and Bowl by his teammates.

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.