Penn’s Grove MS students are ‘all over’ the map


Penn’s Grove Middle School seventh grader C.J. Evans-Ralston was the winner of the recent school-level competition of the 28th annual National Geographic Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. C.J. advanced to take a written geography test to determine if he qualifies for the state-level Bee. State champions will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Geographic Bee championship, with a chance to win a college scholarship.


From left: Eighth grader Jackson Wisneski, the Bee runner-up; C.J. Evans-Ralston and social studies teacher Chris Riess. Bee participants included, top from left, eighth graders Tom Itoney, Elise Kimes, Leksie Fetrow and Thomas Repetz, seventh graders Chris Goodrich and Ethan Houston and eighth graders Liz Estes and Abby Tzanakis.

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition.

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