Academic Challenge

On Saturday, January 25th, the Academic Challenge team traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the team captured the championship of the Western Pennsylvania History Bowl. Northmont posted a perfect 7-0 record on the day, defeating Kiski Area High School from Pennsylvania to win the team championship. This event also featured an individual "History Bee" competition, which was dominated by Northmont. Samantha Street won the championship gold medal, Sean Scranton finished 2nd and Seth Eggleston finished in 4th place.


Northmont's performance in this event qualifies the team to the National Championship tournament which will be held in Washington DC in April. Northmont is a two time National Champion of the History Bowl, winning the event in 2012 and 2013. Samantha, Sean, and Seth have also qualified for the "History Bee" national championship which will take place concurrently with the team competition in Washington DC in April. Great job team!!


Any student interested in competing in Academic Challenge or the History Bowl can contact David Jones at


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