• "Who Was...?" book series donated to Marion-Walker library

    You may have heard about Brady Wynkoop. He’s a Bellefonte Area Middle School sixth-grade student who was among just 10 finalists of 25,000 participants from across the country who made it to the “Who Was…?” History Bee. Since the national competition was eventually canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization agreed to give Brady a $2,000 monetary prize and an additional $500 to put toward a charity of his choice.

    Brady will be donating $500 to Pixie Dust Wishes and “saving the rest for college.” He also received a shipment of 50 books from the “Who Was…?” book series that were donated to the Marion-Walker Elementary School library. The books, sometimes also titled “Who is...?” “Where is...?” “What is...?” and “What is the Story of...?” are aimed at providing youth readers with history-themed fun and comprehensive information about a topic.

    *To see the original story the district did on Brady and the “Who Was…?” History Bee, see this link: "Who Was...?" History Bee. To see the press release, see this link: Press release

  • *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD