Twenty fourth and fifth graders at Central Intermediate School recently went head to head to see who would grab the first place title in the annual National Geography Bee school-wide competition. Grade level finalists Tray Brzycki, from Ms. Bowman’s fourth grade class and Garrett Kulhanek, from Mrs. Hunter’s fifth grade class, answered questions such as, ‘In the book, The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; the story takes place in the Yukon. In what country is the Yukon located?’
School-wide winner Trayton Brzycki, who answered the Yukon question correctly, will now move on to take the written 100-question state qualifying test. Tray said he has learned a lot about geography by following his favorite sports teams.
Leo Losch, a fourth grade student at Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES), won his school competition of the National Geographic Bee. Leo is in Mr. Bontz’s 3rd-5th grade multi-age classroom at NCES. At the school Bee, students answered questions about geography. This was the first round in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee.
Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2015 Bee. The school champions, including Leo, will take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 27, 2015.