lane smith holding trophy after winning history bee

A different kind of trophy to bring back to Winnersville…

Lane Smith just came in 3rd at the National History Bee!!!!!!

What started out as a “just for fun” online test in the spring, turned into a 6th grade Regional Championship, and an invitation to the National Championships the past several days in Orlando.

He kept making cut after cut, until he was the last one standing from Georgia going into the semifinals, came from behind to make it into the finals, and won a tie-breaker to shock us all with bronze!

So many of his teachers have commented on this, and I am reminded of what a wonderful experience Lane has had in Valdosta City Schools. He has been nurtured and encouraged about his love of learning in and out of the classroom. He represented his city and Valdosta Middle School so well!