Photo courtesy of Jill Spero.
Prince of Peace Catholic School Principal Connie Angstadt, at left, and teacher Greg Hughes, at right, stand with eighth-grade student Darby Green, who won the school’s geography bee this year.
Prince of Peace Catholic School eighth-grader Darby Green won this year’s 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 will take a test to qualify for the state-level bee. The state-level competition will be held at Samford University in the spring.
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 grades. 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. Nationally, it is open to students in grades 4-8.
– Submitted by Jill Spero.