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Woodbury Middle School eighth grader Peter Blanchfield will be competing this weekend in the National History Bee finals in Atlanta. He is competing for a $5,000 scholarship. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith)

Bee-bound WMS student going back to the past

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Woodbury Middle School eighth grader Peter Blanchfield is hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself at this weekend’s National History Bee finals.

Blanchfield is headed to Atlanta, June 6-8, to compete in the National History Bee finals for the second time, but this year he hopes to finish at the top. Last year, Blanchfield placed 185th out of 425 students

“I’m as confident as I can be,” he said. “I don’t think anyone can say they expect to win with so many kids there.”

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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