Social Studies Teacher Elizabeth Shuler and Geography Bee Winner Isabelle Marshall. Submitted Photo.
Selmaville Eighth Grader Wins School Geography Bee
The school-level geography bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. This year's Bee is sponsored by Google. Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories participate.
Also participating for Selmaville was seventh grader Devon Smith (Runner-up) and Josh Garden, fourth graders Delaney Kell and Zach McKowen, fifth graders Joshua See and Hunter Richardson, sixth graders Maddy Haeuber and Claire Griffy, and eighth grader Andrew Cunningham. The School Geography Bee Coordinator is Social Studies Teacher Elizabeth Shuler.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 20-22nd. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.
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