The Mitchell County History Bee LogoThe 3rdAnnual History Bee, co-sponsored by the Mitchell County Historical Society and Mitchell News-Journal, is scheduled for Thursday evening, 21 March 2019, at 6:00 PM; once again, we will convene in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.  Fifty-Eight Mitchell County students took part in the 2018 History Bee, and this year is shaping up to be even better!

Each participant in the History Bee is eligible to win a cash prize.  In each division (Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12), first prize is $500, second prize is $300, and third prize is $200. opportunity.  Besides a chance to win a cash prize, each participant receives a History Bee tee shirt.

There is no cost to participate, but students must register by March 9thto be included in the competition. We appreciate receiving the registrations early so that we know how many contestants to plan for and how many/what sizes tee shirts to order. Students may send their forms directly to MCHS at any time prior to March 9th; frequently, teachers collect their students’ registration forms and send them to us.

All questions in the Bee will come from Voices of the Valley, Elizabeth Hunter’s history of Mitchell County.