Championship Win for Middle School History Team

Championship Win for Middle School History Team

After a successful competitive season, the Bellport Middle School History Team now holds the title of Suffolk County History League championship team. 

The team competed in seven competitions this school year scheduled between the months of October and May, placing first in six out of seven competitions and earning 20 out of a possible 21 points in the overall standings. During the last competition, held at Bellport Middle School on May 21, the team won first place and was awarded the title and the Suffolk County History League championship trophy.  

“This was, by far, the hardest working team I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching,” adviser Clifford Piraino said. “They took the initiative every week, writing practice questions for themselves, and even giving up their lunch [period]  to come to my classroom and prepare for each competition. This is truly a team I will never forget.”

Members of the championship team include Tatianna Alvarado, Claire Cannella, Patricia Carballido, Madeline Day,  Kevin Uceda, Emma Kuegel, Rachel Li,  Eirini Michaels Hrysanthopoulos and Leah Ofori. The history competition resembles a game of Jeopardy, with the only difference being that the students work together as a team to answer questions. Each month, the students study topics in current events, U.S. presidents, notable historical figures, sports, grade 6-8 history and geography. 

The district congratulates the team on this outstanding accomplishment.