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.
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!