MLWGS Competes in Virginia History Bowl and Bee

On Saturday, March 5, MLWGS sent two teams to Charlottesville to compete in the first ever Virginia History Bowl and Bee. In the bowl, Maggie Walker’s A team consisting of JR Roach, Tommy Casalaspi, Stephen Roach, and Vasa Clarke took 1st place, winning the final match over Maggie Walker’s B team of Jordan Bekenstein, Mikey Valacer, Conan Zhao, and Gowri Buddiga. The B team upset two teams in the playoffs to take 2nd place and set a record by becoming the 1st all 9th and 10th grade team to make a State Bowl Varsity final. Maggie Walker also swept in the bee. In the Varsity Division, JR took 1st place, Tommy was runner up, and Stephen placed as a finalist. In the junior varsity division, Vasa was runner up and Mikey and Jordan placed as finalists. The National Bowl and Bee will be held over Spring Break in Washington, DC.