Colby Middle School Student Heads to National History Bee

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Summer brings out the bees, but there's one bee that's putting Colby on the map - the National History Bee.

This year is the first that Colby Middle School even entered their students. Four qualified for regional and now one star student is moving on to the national stage.

Sam Krause is an 8th grader and quite the history buff.

"It's just kind of cool because you can do it and once you learn something it never changes like it can in science or language arts," he said.

In just a few days, he will head to the Nationals in Atlanta, GA with more than 1,000 other competitors from all over the country.

Colby Middle School not only gave him a send-off on Tuesday, but they also help raise money to help fund his trip out there with his dad.

"It helps a lot because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to go to the nationals because we wouldn't have been able to afford it," said Krause.

He said he's excited to go on his first plane ride and to be in the same room as the national champion, which could be him. The National History Bee will be held on June 6-8.

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