National Geographic Bee News
Last week, St. Justin students from grades 4-8 participated in the National Geographic Bee. Gustavo N., 8th grade, became our champion for the second year in a row when he successfully answered: “The endangered snow leopard is being protected in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes the Annapurna Massif in which Asian country?” (Nepal). Also for the second year in a row, John V., 7th grade, was our runner-up.
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.