For the 26th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in fourth through eighth grades in thousands of school across the United States and in the five U.S. territories as well as in the Department of Defense Schools around the world. The 2014 Bee is sponsored by Google.
The winner of the C.E. McCall Middle School Bee will advance to the next level of the 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 May 19-21, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
The McCall Middle School social studies department would like to congratulate Sophie Smith, the winner of this year's National Geographic school level Geography Bee. The following are the students who finished in the top 30 of the school-wide bee.
Grade 5 - Peyton Mussina, Danae Newell and Francis Rixey.
Grade 6 - Julia Bradley, Colin Gorini, Alex McWilliams, London Mussina, Angelo Silvagni, Jake Simms, Jake Twardowski and Jonathan Twardowski.
Grade 7 - Kenneth Kim, Ben Kutay, Katie See, Greg Shoemaker.
Grade 8 - Alex Bafile, Josh Dinges, Owen Hoffman, Jonah Isaacson, Anna Kester, Zach Kilpatrick, Robert Logue, Jake McDonald, Maddie McDonald, Lauren O'Malley, Sam Sacavage, Brian Shaffer, Sophie Smith, Dalton Tubbs and Nathan Williams.