Raiders dominate the South Florida History Bees

Ransom Everglades students dominated the South Florida Regional History and Geography Bees on March 2 at the upper school, winning eight of the nine medals awarded in the history bee and sweeping the gold medals in the geography bee. Competing against 99 students from a number of local schools, Alejandro Gonzalez '30 and Julian Jelke '29 won gold medals in the history bee, and Rohan Harihara '30, Noah Veras '29 and Iker Fierro '28 earned gold medals in the geography bee.
Twenty-one students participated under coach Joe Mauro, the largest number of entries for RE in the event.
Other notable finishes: In the sixth-grade history bee, Reid Gonzalez '30 and Ethan Siesel '30 finished second and third, respectively. In the seventh-grade history bee, Noah Veras '29 and Evan Powe '29 finished second and third, respectively. And in the eighth-grade history bee, Jack Gonzalez '28 and Harlan Hoenig '28 finished second and third, respectively.
Most of the RE participants qualified for the national competition in Orlando over Memorial Day weekend, where the Raiders will defend their national title in the bowl competition.  
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.