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2020 Middle School Geography Bee


1Twelve students competed in the 2020 middle school geography bee

On Jan. 9, students from across the county participated in the annual district-wide geography bee. Geography bee champions from 6 of the district’s middle schools gathered at the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center to compete to in the OCS middle school geography bee championship.  

Twelve students competed in a total of four rounds to vie for the gold. Question categories included U.S. capitals, U.S. cities, continents, and cultural geography. In round four, the category was cultural geography, and Dixon Middle School 8th grader Natalie Colageo and Hunters Creek Middle School 8th grader Parker Brooks were the only competitors left standing.  

Dixon Middle School's Natalie Colageo took first place.   Hunters Creek Middle's Parker Brooks came in 2nd place.

In the end, Natalie Colageo took home 1st place in the fourth round by correctly matching the term “hierarchical diffusion” to its definition. Parker Brooks placed 2nd.  
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s middle school geography bee and a job well done to all who competed!  

Here is a full list of this year’s contestants:  

  • Natalie Colageo, 8th Grade, Dixon Middle 
  • Parker Brooks, 8th Grade, Hunters Creek Middle 
  • Eduardo Palacio, 7th Grade, Dixon Middle 
  • Joseph Ortega, 8th Grade, Hunters Creek Middle 
  • Madison Butts, 8th Grade, Northwoods Park Middle 
  • Karalyn Marsh, 7th Grade, Northwoods Park Middle 
  • Bradley Haynes, 7th Grade, Southwest Middle 
  • Aidan Boyd, 8th Grade, Southwest Middle 
  • John Phillips, 6th Grade, Swansboro Middle 
  • Hailey Glover, 7th Grade, Swansboro Middle 
  • Sean Seaburn, 6th Grade, Trexler Middle 
  • Clayton Thomas, 8th Grade, Trexler Middle