APS Students Receive Accolades Several Arlington Public Schools students received regional and state honors. National History Bee Ashlawn Elementary School fifth graders Mark Schiller, Christopher Walz and Joseph Core have advanced to the regional finals of the National History Bee. They qualified for the finals by taking the Online Regional Qualifying Exam (ORQE). There are a total of 160 points possible on the ORQE. Students receive two points for every correct answer and lose one point for every incorrect answer. The top 120 scores from each region qualify to advance to the Regional Finals. The National History Bee is an individual academic competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. The top finishers from the 35 Regional Finals are eligible to advance to the National Championships and compete for the title of National History Bee Champion. PTA Reflections Contest Two students will move on to the state finals of the PTA Reflections Contest in the film category. The students are:
- Isabelle Lauritzen-Zapata from Claremont Elementary School – Primary Age Division, and
- Olivia Laino from Arlington Traditional School – Intermediate Age Division
Reflections is designed to spur students to create works in musical composition, literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and film/video production. Over 1,200 pieces of art were entered in the Arlington competition by students from Pre-K through grade 12.