In January, 2009, fourth and fifth grade students in each elementary school across the district, participated in The National Geographic Geography Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 21st annual National Geographic Bee. All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the National Bee at each elementary school, competed in the W.I.S.E. District~wide Geography Bee on Thursday, February 26th.
It was an exciting night for all as the questions got more and more challenging! The three top winners won gift certificates to Barnes and Noble generously supplied from the PTA.
A group of students that has every reason to be very proud of themselves!
First Place $75: James K. from Westbrook Second Place $50: Matthew M. from Bayview Third Place $25: Anthony R. from PJ Bellew
Matthew, James and Anthony displaying their medals. They will each be recognized by the Board of Education for their academic achievement in Geography.
Pictured left to right are Bayview principal Rhonda Pratt with student Matthew M. , W.I.S.E. Discovery facilitator and Geo Bee Coordinator, Vivian Hollinger, Westbrook principal Jack Maniscalco with student James K., Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Magda Parvy, and PJ Bellew principal Dan Hunter with student Anthony R.
Click on the images to the right to view scenes from the individual geography bees held in January.