Clarifying what "NHBB" should be used to refer to

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Clarifying what "NHBB" should be used to refer to

Postby Great Bustard » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:35 am

"NHBB" as a four letter acronym should be used to refer solely to the Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions of the National History Bee and the National History Bowl. You are welcome to use it to refer to the company that also oversees the US Academic Bee and Bowl, the International History Bee and Bowl, the International History Olympiad, and the US History Bee as currently, all of that is overseen under the same structure as the Varsity and JV Divisions of the National History Bee and National History Bowl.

Please do not, however, use the term "NHBB" to refer to the middle and elementary school division of the National History Bee and the National History Bowl which are currently overseen by ACE. Call those ACE, call them the EMS divisions of the National History Bee and Bowl, or something else altogether that's clear at what's being referred to, but calling those NHBB for now effective implies that I oversee them, which I currently do not. I get that this is confusing, and I'm in the process of figuring out a better way to sort this all out, but if everyone can follow this for now, it will help to clarify things.
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Re: Clarifying what "NHBB" should be used to refer to

Postby Cheynem » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:16 am

Do you have anything at all to do with them? Does NHBB? Why, then, are they considered a division of the National History Bee and Bowl and not separate entities altogether?
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Re: Clarifying what "NHBB" should be used to refer to

Postby centralhs » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:12 pm

If NHBB and the Elementary/Middle School History Bee and Bowl are entirely separate events, then the NHBB website doesn't make this very clear. On the NHBB website, there are dropdown links under "Other Events" for pages entitled "Elementary and Middle School History Bee" and "Elementary and Middle School History Bowl". The National History Bee and Bowl logo comes up on both of those pages. There are several other places on the NHBB website that refer to the "NHBB: High School Division" and "NHBB: Middle and Elementary School Division" as if those were two parts of the same whole. Until the discussion on the forum following the event, I had no idea that the JV/Varsity NHBB and the ES/MS History Bowl and Bee (whatever it is called) were being run by different groups. I doubt that most other middle school coaches did either.
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