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Williams Bay History Club

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Students in grades 9-12 will explore the geographical, cultural, and historical significance of events and locations around the world. Monthly meetings are held in the Lecture Center during lunch. Yearly dues are $5. Students experience history thru hands-on activities, geocaching, treasure hunting, field trips and bi-annual trips to Europe as well maintain the local Native American Burial Ground and Frost Park which they created. Multiple year State Champion History Bowl Teams meet in the fall to qualify for the teams.

Membership for the year closes at the October meeting.

History Club 2017-2018

 

2017-2018    History Club Officers

President:

Evan Rees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice-President:

Adam Huber

Treasurer: Daniel Rees

Special Events:

 

Community Service Chair:

Evan Rees

Publishing Chair:

Reese Amstutz & Taryn Ripple

Frost Park/ Native Burial Ground:

Titus Frederick

Fundraising Chair:

Daniel Rees

Treasure Hunt Chair:

Marcos Gallegos-Roeker

Concessions Chair:

Adam Huber

Jewelry Chair:

Ashtin Peck

Tea Committee Chair:

Reese Amstutz

Geocaching Chair:

 

 


Committees

  • Frost Park/ Native Burial ground                          *Tea
  • Fundraising                                                       *Jewelry Making
  • Treasure Hunt                                                   *Geocache
  • Special Events
  • Publishing

Europe Trips

  • 2001- England, France, Italy, Monaco
  • 2003- Ireland, Wales, England, France
  • 2005- France, Switzerland, Italy
  • 2007- Spain, Moracco
  • 2009- Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France
  • 2011- Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, France
  • 2013- Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, France
  • 2015- England, France, Spain
  • 2017- Germany, Austria, & Switzerland
  • 2019- TBA

The WBHS History Club travels to Europe every two years.

     

WI State History Bowl Champions

2012, 2014

WI State History Bee Champ

2012- Michael Roth

National History Club of the Year

2010

National History Club Advisor of the Year

2008, 2011

Local Adventures-

  • Black Point/Lake Geneva Historical Tour
  • Overnight USS COBIA WWII Submarine
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Field Museum
  • Yerkes Observatory
  • Old World WI Civil War Reenactment
  • History Bowl
  • Medieval Times Dinner Theater
  • WI Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Village of the Silent Cemetary Seminar
  • Meet Us at the Movies
  • Yerkes Observatory "Behind the Scenes" Tour
  • Clue Room - Lake Geneva
  • Shore Path Hike & History
  • Black Point WI State Historical Site

Special Exhibits Viewed-

  • Titanic Special Exhibit
  • King Tut
  • Egypt and the Nile
  • Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible
  • U505 WWII German Submarine
  • Ghosts of the Abyss
  • Machu Picchu
  • Civil War
  • Special Showing of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • Kenosha Civil War Museum
  • Lake Geneva Museum "History Mystery"
  • Historical Fashion Show - Geneva Lake Museum
  • Chicago History Museum

 

 

Awards Given by History Club-

  • WBHS History Club Student of the Year
  • WBHS History Club Scholarship
  • National History Club Student of the Year
  • National History Club Scholars Award
  • National History Club Leadership Award

Awards Received-

  • 2008, 2011- National History Club Advisor of the Year
  • 2010- National History Club of the Year 
  • 2012-2014 WI State History Bowl Champions
  • 2012- WI State History Bee Champ, Michael Roth
  • 2013- WI State Geography Bowl Champ, Jacob Olson
  • 2014- #8 Small School Top Ten National History Bowl
  • 2015- #9 Small School Top Ten National History Bowl
WBHS 2015 Varsity History Bowl Team, WI State History Bowl Champions

 

National Afffiliation-

National History Club, Sudbury, MA 

 

 

  • Frost Park/ Native Burial ground
  • Fundraising
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Special Events
  • Publishing