Elementary Students Advance in National Geographic Bee
Students in grades four, five, and six at Friendship, Southern, and Shrewsbury Elementary Schools participated in this year’s National Geographic Bee.
The National Geographic Bee state qualifying test is given to all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. Students in each of the elementary schools from each grade level advanced to the preliminary round of competition. Students answered questions on United States geography, state geography, American cities, continents and oceans, and cultural geography. The top ten finalists within each school moved on to the championship round to determine the first, second, and third place winners.
The winners from Friendship Elementary School are as follows:
First place: Elizabeth Morgan, 6th grade
Second place: Harrison Mabon, 6th grade
Third place: Lachlan Gemmill-Edwards, 6th grade
The winners from Shrewsbury Elementary School are as follows:
First place: Stephanie Walker, 6th grade
Second place: Mac Schaffer, 5th grade
Third place: Jack Hammond, 5th grade
The winners from Southern Elementary School are as follows:
First place: Tessa Myers, 5th grade
Second place: Mike Caum, 6th grade
Third place: Caleb Ross, 5th grade
The first place winners from each school took the national written test to qualify for the next level of competition. The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society. Winners on the national level compete for a chance to win a college scholarship and a prize trip.
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