Photo courtesy of Jill Spero.
Principal Connie Angstadt, left, and teacher Greg Hughes, right, stand with eighth-grader Darby Green, who won the Prince of Peace Geography Bee.
Prince of Peace Catholic School eighth-grader Darby Green won this year’s annual National Geographic Bee.
Green was one of 170 students in the school’s preliminary competition, which was then narrowed to 10 finalists. After winning the school-level geography bee, Green took a test and qualified for the state-level bee.
The state-level competition will be held at Samford University on April 1.
The statewide winner will move on to the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
The school-level bee was open to students in fifth through eighth grade. Fifth-grader Caris Gonzalez won second place, and seventh-grader Tyler Wittman won third.
The National Geographic Bee is an annual contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. It is open to students in grades 4-8.
‒ Submitted by Jill Spero.
This post was updated on March 17 to indicate Green qualified to participate in the state bee.