Students from The Wheatley School in the East Williston school district recently swept the junior varsity portion of the 2018 Long Island Winter History Bee & Bowl.
Freshman Frederick Lin, 15, took first place among about 20 students in the Junior Varsity History Bee. He qualified to compete this summer in the 2018 International History Olympiad in Berlin.
The Wheatley team of Lin, Rahul Ajmera, Patrick Brady and Peter Cuomo topped 18 other teams in the event’s Junior Varsity History Bowl.
The team from the school in Old Westbury, advised by teacher Joe Crotty, qualified to compete next month at the National History Bee & Bowl’s 2018 Varsity & JV National Championships, being held in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia.
“It was a good win,” Lin said. “We were just ready.”
Students from Princeton High School in New Jersey swept the varsity portion of the Long Island Winter History Bee & Bowl. Great Neck South High School junior Anderson Gu placed second in the Varsity History Bee, while a team from Great Neck South placed second in the Varsity History Bowl. The local bee and bowl was held at Lynbrook High School.
Lin also is co-president of his school’s quiz bowl team, Class of 2021 treasurer, and a member of the Model UN and chess clubs.
— MICHAEL R. EBERT