Camden Oberg, a fifth grade student at Marshwood Great Works School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Thursday, January 15th. William Hersey, a fourth grader, came in second, and Cam Moon, a fifth grader, came in third in the school competition. The moderator was Grace Jacobs- Gifted Education Specialist and the judges were Lori Girouard and Elizabeth Morrison- Teachers at GWS. The school Bee had twenty-two participants. The kids were sensational. Every single one of them! The competition was the longest ever due to the caliber of student knowledge.
Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2015 Geo Bee. The school champions, including Oberg, 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.
Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz atwww.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses 10 new questions a day, or by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1,000 questions culled from past Bees.
We wish Camden luck on his next level of completion! Congratulations to all the young geographers!