2013 National History Bee State Champion
By Katie Mullins
Congratulations to Skyler Cantrell for winning the 2013 National History Bee. Cantrell competed in Washington D.C. and placed 16th out of the hundreds that qualified. Cantrell had to participate in a few competitions to make it to Nationals. The competitions were set up similar to quick recall, which is a question given and then a buzzed in answer system, except it is strictly history questions that each participant individually had to answer.
An assembly organized by MCHS Principal Brenda Warren was held at the Menifee County High School auditorium in Cantrell’s honor. Special guest Ben Chandler, member of the Kentucky Historical Society, was at the assembly to award Skyler Cantrell with a certificate. Mike Helton and Eugene Crain, representatives of Traditional Bank attended the assembly to provide MCHS with five historical performances by professionals at an estimated total value of $1,000.
Cantrell’s History Bee Coach, Adam Adkins and Superintendent Charles Mitchell also attended this assembly. “I was very excited to see him get recognized for this amazing achievement. I look forward to seeing him repeat it,” said Coach Adam Adkins. Cantrell had no idea that he was being honored at the assembly. “I didn’t expect that I was being recognized for my achievement from last year; however, I am very grateful, flattered, and excited,” said Cantrell.