MLWGS Advances at History Bowl

The Maggie Walker History Bowl varsity and junior varsity teams competed at the 3rd Annual National History Bowl and Bee in Washington, DC on April 27 and 28. They were accompanied by Mrs. Stephanie Burr and Mrs. Hana Reed. 

From left: Robert Morris, Vasa Clarke, Mikey
Valacer Jr., Jordan Bekenstein, Will Overman,
Erik Akbar, Patrick Canteros and Connor Wood.
Maggie Walker was represented by the varsity team -- Jordan Bekenstein (Henrico '13), Vasa Clarke (Henrico '14), Mikey Valacer, Jr (Hanover '13), and Connor Wood (Henrico '15) and the junior varsity team -- Erik Akbar (Chesterfield '16), Patrick Canteros (Chesterfield '16), Robert Morris (Chesterfield '16), and Will Overman (Hanover '16). Several students also competed in the varsity and junior varsity bees.

The varsity team made it to the semi-finals in the bowl and narrowly missed moving on to the final round. They took 3rd place in a field of 132 teams. Connor Wood won the National Junior Varsity Bee, crushing his 159 opponents. Although the team has two graduating players, they expect to remain a formidable opponent and look forward to continued success both in the bowl and bee.