On Jan. 16, students from across the county participated in the annual district-wide geography bee. Geography bee champions from 11 of the district’s elementary schools gathered at Stateside Elementary to compete in the championship.
Eleven students competed in a total of 5 regular rounds to vie for the gold. Question categories included U.S. Capitals, U.S. Cities, Continents, Cultural Geography, and World Geography. After 4 tie-breaker rounds between Sa'Tia Meek of Jacksonville Commons Elementary and Brian Soscia of Stateside Elementary, Brian correctly answered that Greece is the location of the Acropolis to place 1st in the competition. Sa’Tia Meek took 2nd place.
Congratulations to the winners and a job well done to all who competed!
Here is a full list of this year’s contestants:
Jackson Scarcella, 4th grade, Dixon Elementary
Asuka Sorrell, 5th Grade, Dixon Middle
Benjamin Nguyen, 5th Grade, Heritage Elementar
Sa’Tia Meek, 5th Grade, Jacksonville Commons Elementar
Austin Kuklinski, 5th Grade, Meadow View Elementar
Noah Ellsworth, 4th Grade, Queens Creek Elementar
Jamairis Sharpless, 4th Grade, Richlands Elementar
Lucas Gore, 4th Grade, Southwest Elementar
Brian Soscia, 5th Grade, Stateside Elementar
Aitor Haro Mendez, 5th Grade, Summersill Elementar