The National Geographic Bee
In January, students in grades 4-8 competed in the National Geographic Bee. All of the students took the qualifying test in their Social Studies classes. The top 10 students in each grade competed in the Preliminary rounds during the week of January 9th. Two students from each grade qualified for the final round. Four alternates were also selected. The following students were selected as finalists and alternates: Ella Devore, Caitlin Joscak, Isabele Wilson, Nathan Scott, Zoe Spear, Thomas Bellows, Ethan DeCrosta, Carson Hertrick, Tommy Kristian, Ryan Powers, Zoe Freddo, Ben Kefalos, Rhys Laubscher, and Blake Thomas. The final and championship rounds were held on January 27th. Congratulations to Rhys Laubscher who finished in second place and Tommy Kristian, our National Geographic Bee Champion! Tommy Kristian will take the state qualifying test on January 31st in order to qualify for the state championship on March 31st in Harrisburg. Please click READ MORE for additional photos.