Greenfield Trio Makes a Little History
Three Greenfield High School students swept the first three spots at the state history bee earlier this month and have been invited to participate in the national competition.
Greenfield High School sent two teams to the Wisconsin State History Bowl and Bee, March 9, at Beloit Memorial High School, where they finished sixth and eighth.
And though neither team qualified for the national bee, Greenfield swept the top three individual positions.
Greenfield’s Nick Nagorski was the individual champion, followed by his teammates Zachary Roetz and John Graber. The trio, along with fourth-place winner Kyrstyn Ong of Williams Bay High School, were slots in the national competition in Arlington, VA, held the last week in April.
Students for both the bowl and bee participated by choice and willingly practiced in after school study sessions with each other and their faculty advisor, Melinda Redlinger.
Redlinger said, as chair of the Social Studies Department at Greenfield High School, she received an email about the competition and decided to see if students were interested. Sixteen total students tried out for a spot on the two teams and only eight were chosen.
In addition to Nagorski, Roetz, and Graber, the other team members were: Natalia Coralic, Analisa Mundell-Wachowiak, Giovanni Scordato, Ben Skowronek, and Michael Turenne.