The National History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competitions for Elementary, Middle School-aged students throughout the USA. The Bee is a competition for individual students. At the high school level, The National History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students. Students compete against other students in a series of rounds where they attempt to be the first to ring in and answer paragraph-length questions about various topics in history. The high school level of The National History Bee is split into Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The Varsity division is open to students in 11th and 12th grade; the Junior Varsity division is open to students in 10th grade and younger, including middle and even elementary school students.