Haitian History Bee on Haitian Cultural Heritage Month
The Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime who is a Haitian-American, did not stay quiet during the Haitian Cultural Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County. As part of his efforts to educate as many children about the Haitian culture, he has been organizing a Haitian History Bee contest every year for the past three years. This year is no exception. The participants are elementary, middle and high schools students from Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade held the Haitian History Bee in May. The event was funded by Jean Monestime, Miami-Dade's County Chairman.
Three Miami-Dade schools each sent four teams to vie for the top spot, selected from public and private, primary, middle- and high school levels.
The contest coincided with Haiti's Haitian Cultural Heritage Month. One competitor said, ". . . Haitian history is difficult but ". . . . I think it's a hidden gem."