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Northeast Times | September 24, 2018

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Tate Strzinek Represents BCIS, KISD At National History Bee

Tate Strzinek Represents BCIS, KISD At National History Bee

Tate Strzinek, a soon-to-be sixth grader at Bear Creek Intermediate, represented the school and Keller ISD at the National History Bee in Atlanta Georgia.

As one of just 600 total national qualifiers, Strzinek finished the seven-hour competition as number 257 in the elementary division. He started the process in January with an online test, then competed in a regional competition in March. For the national round there were four different Buzzer Rounds with 25 questions each and a 50-question exam, which included history questions from every time period and part of the world.

Strzinek says his favorite subject is history, particularly WWII and any military history. He loves planes and wants to be a pilot or a historian. He tried out for the National History Bee because he thought he would be really good at it. To prepare, he says he studied for five months, using a study guide which consisted of facts and history about each continent along with suggested topics to study. He also studied by reading a series of books called Story of the World, which goes from ancient civilizations through September 11, 2001.

His favorite part about the National History Bee was getting the opportunity to travel to Atlanta with his family. Strzinek says through the process he learned, “anytime you can study, you need to study.”

Congratulations to Tate on this incredible achievement and for representing Keller ISD!