Contact: Teri Elgersma, Alpha Omega Academy
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa, May 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Four students at Alpha Omega Academy
qualified for the 2017 National History Bee Finals to be held June 2-4 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Matthew Clayton, a fourth grader from Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Will, a sixth grader from Estelline, South Dakota, qualified in the elementary division. In addition, Tyler Burkhart of Columbus, Ohio, and Joseph Johnson of Prescott Valley, Arizona, made the championship event for seventh grade students. Johnson was only one of four 7th graders to qualify from the Phoenix regional.
"Qualifying for nationals is the largest accomplishment I have ever achieved," Johnson said. "I give credit to God and my family for helping me and encouraging me. I also give credit to my school, my teachers at Alpha Omega Academy, and all their online history classes that are available."
At the National Finals, each student competes in four preliminary buzzer rounds consisting of 25 questions each round. Participants also take a 40 question multiple-choice exam. The 64 highest-ranked students advance to the championship buzzer rounds.
"I like that history teaches about the past, and I think it is fun to learn," Johnson said. "It helps to understand what's going on today when you learn about history."About Alpha Omega Academy
Accredited by NCA CASI, Alpha Omega Academy is the K-12 online school of Alpha Omega Publications. Founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of award-winning PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to Christian schools and homeschool families worldwide. Visit Alpha Omega Academy online or call 800-682-7396.