While it wasn't the finish that they had hoped, Dickinson's top history bowl team earned a bid to the National History Bowl with its results from this month's Delaware History Bowl competition, held at Wilmington Friends on Saturday, January 5.
The team of Michael Fajardo, David Liu, Robbie McFarland, and Ian Shotwell finished 3-2 in the preliminary rounds, earning the 8th seed in the single-elimination playoff. There, they ran into a tough team from Methacton (Montgomery County, PA) and lost despite leading after two quarters of play. With their 3-2 prelim record, they automatically qualified for Nationals, which will be held in Arlington, VA from April 26 to 28.
This is the second national academic bowl competition that a team from Dickinson has qualified for this year, the first being the NAQT small schools championship.