Each year, the National Geographic Bee empowers four million students to be informed, curious, and knowledgeable global citizens. The annual contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition, and classroom bees were held on Friday, January 8. The ten classroom bee winners were Wyckie B., William N., Jack M., Belle G., Gavin K., Mac B., Ryan D., Waters J., Jack A., Lawson B. The ten classroom winners advanced to the school-wide geography bee on Wednesday, January 13, in the gym.
Congratulations to Ryan D., our 2015-2016 geography bee champion, who won in a tense tie-breaker round by correctly answering “Chad” to this question: The Tibesti Mountains are located in which landlocked country east of Niger? Congratulations, as well, to our second-place winner, Mac B., and our third-place winner, Belle G. We are proud of our outstanding geography students!