2007 Georgetown University History Bowl
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Hosted by Beta Pi Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta
The 2007 History Bowl was the fourth annual competition hosted by Georgetown University's Pi Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Congratulations to our 2007 History Bowl Champion Mount Saint Joseph High School (Baltimore, Md.). This is Mount Saint Joseph's second win in a row! Congratulations also to Commonwealth Governor's School (Fredericksburg, VA), for their second place finish, and to Calvert Hall College High School (Baltimore, Md.) for their third place finish.
Congratulations and thank you to all participants and teachers. We are looking forward to another great History Bowl in 2008.
A complete listing of the 2007 History Bowl results is available here. Pictures from the day's competition are available below.
Early arrivals in the room where the welcoming assembly was held.
The welcome to the high school students was given by the outgoing President of the Georgetown student body.
A view of Round One: Wooten High versus Calvert Hill.
Another view: Yorktown versus Banneker
At the end of the day: Gathering for the final awards ceremony and waiting for the statistics and award certificates to be processed.
AND THE WINNERS WERE...
Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore, Maryland
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Commonwealth Governor's School, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore, Maryland
2007 History Bowl All-Stars with their "Smokey" Awards:
Hawke B. (Urbana), Kevin C. (Pius VI), Victoria H. (North County), Jesse S. (Calvert Hall), Collin L. (Mount Saint Joseph)
Two other All-Star students ultimately received their awards at their home schools.
Pictured here is History Bowl All-Star James R. of Yorktown High School, along with his teacher, Mr. Thomas Lenihan.
The photo of the final 2007 All-Star student, Claire M. of Commonwealth Governor's School, will appear on this website soon.
2007 Outstanding History Bowl Teacher-Coaches:
Mrs. Janice Brewer (North County), Mr. Joseph Gesker (Pius VI), Mr. Larry Letellier (Commonwealth Governor's), and Dr. Andrew Moore (Calvert Hall)
2007 History Bowl Champions Mount Saint Joseph, joined by Georgetown University History Bowl Directors
The 2007 Georgetown University History Bowl Directors and a few of the many hard-working volunteers.
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Registration for the 2007 History Bowl is now full. Schools registered as of March 9, 2007 are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Sandra Horvath-Peterson.
- Benjamin Banneker High School (Washington, DC)
- Calvert Hall High School (Baltimore, MD)
- Commonwealth Governor's School (Fredericksburg, VA)
- Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC)
- Mount Saint Joseph's High School (Baltimore, MD)
- North County High School (Glen Burnie, MD)
- Paul VI Catholic High School (Fairfax, VA)
- Severna Park High School (Severna Park, MD)
- Urbana High School (Frederick, MD)
- Wakefield High School (Arlington, VA)
- Wootton High School (Rockville, MD)
- Yorktown High School (Arlington, VA)
The Georgetown University History Bowl is a College Bowl-style academic tournament for local students enrolled in European History courses. It will consist of 9 round-robin rounds. Each round will last approximately 30 minutes and will consist of 12 toss-up questions, each with a bonus question, covering all areas of European history from the beginning of the Renaissance to the summer of 1914, before the outbreak of World War I. The tournament will be limited to 10 teams in order to ensure a manageable size and a positive experience for everyone. Each team may play only four students in a given round, but teams can include up to four additional students to serve as alternates.
The entry fee is $45 per team, but a $15 discount will be given to all schools bringing a working buzzer system that can be used at the Bowl. We will offer free parking on campus for teachers and a limited number of spaces for other drivers willing to car pool. Also, we will supply water and sodas for participants at lunch time, and awards for the winning teams. A classroom will be available for persons wanting to bring a brown bag lunch for the day, but Hoya Court, our food court in the Leavey Student Center, will be open for those wishing to purchase lunch.
- Campus Maps & Directions to Georgetown University
- Definition of Terms [revised 2/2007]
- Intercultural Center Floor Plan
- Sample Questions [new 2/2007]
- Schedule for the 2007 History Bowl
- Tournament Rules for 2007 Bowl [revised 2/2007]
For more information, contact Professor Sandra Horvath-Peterson
About Phi Alpha Theta and Beta Pi Chapter
Phi Alpha Theta is the national collegiate honor society for history. It was founded in 1921 at the University of Arkansas and has grown to include approximately 900 chapters at colleges and universities around the country. Its active members are upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professors.
Georgetown's chapter of the honor society, Beta Pi chapter, was founded in 1948 and is the oldest chapter in Phi Alpha Theta's Mid-Atlantic (Maryland-Delaware-Washington, D.C.) region. Former President Bill Clinton became a member of Beta Pi Chapter in 1967 when he was an undergraduate at Georgetown. Phi Alpha Theta members gather during the academic year for various activities related to history. For example, Beta Pi chapter hosts a Halloween screening of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and lecture on Vlad Tepes, walking tours of historic Georgetown, and a Research Series where advanced undergraduates and doctoral students help critique drafts of each other's historical writing. It also takes students to the annual Mid-Atlantic Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, where Beta Pi members have a tradition of winning "best paper" prizes.
- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.