Park University to Host U.S. History Bee Competition

Parkville, Mo.—Feb. 10, 2014 — Park University will host a regional U.S. History Bee competition on Tuesday, March 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground on the University’s Parkville Campus.

The U.S. History Bee is an individual social studies competition for grade school students through 12th grade that aims to recognize academic success in a head-to-head format. Park’s testing site includes a two-part exam, with the first 55 minutes reserved for 80 multiple choice questions and an hour reserved for a document-based essay question. The highest scorer on the exam is named regional champion and advances to the national competition in Arlington Va. on April 25.

Students who are unable to attend the regional can still participate online via the essay qualification process. Essays must be submitted prior to April 15, and students will be notified within one week of their submission if they qualify for the national competition. Essays are graded by the organization’s staff, which is comprised of current and former U.S. history educators.

There is no lower age limit for the competition; however, the upper age limit is 19 years old or a high school graduate. The cost for the regional competition is $10.

Students interested in competing in the Park regional can register online at For more information, visit


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