For the 25th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. The 2013 Bee is sponsored by Google.
On Thursday, January 10, 2013, St. Philip the Apostle held our Geographic Bee to choose the winner who will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship, at the national competition in Washington, D.C.
Our Finalists were:
5th grade - Edwin Ruiz & Marianna Zamora
6th grade - Samantha Warner & Starla Chacon
7th grade - Ricky Chavez, Anthony Reyna, & Bryan Gomez-Ortiz
8th grade - Jimeto Ifeacho, Jonathan Ramirez, Dale Gorospe
Our School Winners are:
1st Place - Jonathan Ramirez
2nd Place - Ricky Chavez