Academic Team Impresses at Nationals

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The high school’s Academic Team traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National History Bowl and Bee and U.S. Geography Bee — the third time the district has been represented at this prestigious event.
    
The team, which has enjoyed significant success in competitions throughout the school year, competed against 161 of the top varsity and 108 of the top junior varsity quiz bowl teams across the nation. On the first day of the competition, Noah Rothstein competed in the varsity level U.S. Geography Bee, and finished 25th of 88 players. Matthew Pecoraro competed in the junior varsity level U.S. History Bee and Adam Farr competed in the varsity level U.S. History Bee.
    
On the second day, North Babylon competed in the National History Bowl, a team competition. The varsity team — captain Zachary Thomas, Haggai Anglade, Patrick Crafa, Jamaal Boyce, Adam Farr and Tahj Amonds — was 4-1 in the preliminary round, and placed sixth in their upper bracket at the end of the day. The junior varsity team — captain Noah Rothstein, Matthew Pecoraro, Richard Joyce, Ryan Arranz, Brett Manzo and Lily Meehan — was also 4-1 in the preliminary round, and placed fifth in their upper bracket at the end of the day.
    
On the third day of the competition, Pecoraro participated in the junior varsity History Bee, while Anglade participated in the consolation History Bee and placed first.
    
The Academic Team’s accomplishments reflect the dedication and hard work of its members and advisor Erin Casserly.