Newcastle Elementary School crowns geography bee champ

January 2, 2013

By Staff

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Palms were sweating and nerves were rattled when a group of 10 fourth- and fifth-graders gathered to compete in Newcastle Elementary School’s 2012 geography bee Nov. 30.

The 10 competitors stood in front of more than 50 of their classmates and answered questions taken directly from the National Geographic Society.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Nathan Jackson (left) and Molly Keegan, students at Newcastle Elementary School, pose with their prizes after competing in the championship round of the school’s geography bee Nov. 30.

Ultimately, it was fifth-grader Nathan Jackson who won the competition after correctly identifying Australia as the country where Fremantle Prison is located.

Nathan will now have an opportunity to take a written test, with a chance to qualify for the state championships.

The other nine competitors were Grace Beal, Allison Constantini, Lauren Crutchfield, Dillon Gyotoku, Molly Keegan, Theo Koob, Matty Lilley, Abigail Peacock and Beau Pedersen.


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