Ridgefield High School sophomores Ritwik Bose and Finn Meachem competed in the Connecticut History Bowl on March 3 at Newtown High School.

At the end of a long, competitive day, the boys emerged as semifinalists, qualifying to compete in the Nationals, held in Washington, D.C., in late April.

The event was part of the National History Bee and Bowl, a history quiz tournament for students and teams across America. Both boys are members of Ms. Sullivan’s World History AP class at Ridgefield High School.