Norris History Bee Students traveled to Des Moines, Iowa on March 19

Norris History Bee Students traveled to Des Moines, Iowa on March 19

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Norris History Bee Students traveled to Des Moines, Iowa on March 19 to support their classmates as they competed in the Regional History Bee.  Before the competition, which was held in the evening, the students toured the Nebraska State Capitol and attended the current legislative session to hear debate on the motorcycle helmet law (LB 31).  After traveling to Des Moines, we made a stop in historic Valley Junction and had a photo op at the Jordan House, a stopover on the Underground Railroad, used to give safe shelter to slaves traveling north.  Three Norris students qualified for the National History Bee May 22-24 in Louisville, Kentucky:  6th grader Marshall Severson, 7th grader Samantha Palermo, and 8th grader Tana Bond.  Marshall was the top scorer and champion of the elementary division!  Congratulations to Marshall, Samantha and Tana!  The students were accompanied by Rhonda Burbach and Betty Hruska.