Teams brought home their third district title in late January
The Riverview High School (RHS) History Bowl teams are headed to the National History Bee & Bowl in Washington, D.C. April 22-24, pending School Board approval of the trip, the Sarasota County School District has announced.
In late January, RHS teams competed in the 2016 Central Florida Winter National History Bee at Largo High School in Largo, winning their third district title and qualifying them to compete in the national contest, a news release says.
Riverview students vied against teams from the private schools Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park and St. James Cathedral School in Orlando; charter school Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa; “and traditional public schools with a strong record of competition, including Tampa’s Hillsborough High and Freedom High,” the release adds.
The Freshman Junior Varsity team, led by Trey Buckman, compiled a 3-2 record in the competition and went into the playoffs, losing to Riverview’s own Sophomore JV team, the release notes. The sophomore team of Jaime Velez (captain), Cullen Bolkey, Sanket Manjesh and Paul Steven Hutchinson Maltaghati went 4-1 and swept through the playoffs, winning its third consecutive District History Bowl title, the release adds.
The overall team coach is teacher Don Baeszler; the overall student captain is Paige Levanti.
Riverview High School is located at 1 Ram Way in Sarasota.