July 6, 2022
Boyce student reaches history bee quarterfinals
A Boyce Middle School student recently advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2022 National History Bee. Rising sixth grader Arjun Kairi traveled to Orlando, Fla. for the competition, which was held June 17-20, 2022.
The National History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for elementary, middle and high school-aged students throughout the United States. The competition is categorized by several grade-level divisions: Varsity, grades 11 and 12; Junior Varsity, grades 10 and younger; 8th Grade Division; 7th Grade Division; 6th Grade Division; and Elementary School Division, which includes all students in grade five and younger.
Arjun competed in the Elementary School Division. There were three official stages, including the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, the Regional Finals, and the National Championships.
A flutist, Arjun placed first place in the 2022 Crescendo International Music Competition in January 2022 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This spring, he finished among the top 10 in the annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee.