Students compete for chance at National Geographic Bee

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Hudson Middle School held the championship round of the National Geographic Society Bee on Jan. 23.

All HMS students took place in the preliminary round of the bee during their social studies classes, with the top 10 having the chance to battle it out for the coveted first place position. The 2014 Hudson Middle School Geography Bee School Wide Champion, Ethan Bird, soared to the top by correctly answering every question in the championship round. Throughout the entire testing process, Ethan missed only one question. Second place was Andrew Ye who outlasted Ashlynn Valentik our third place contestant in a 16 question tie breaker series. On Jan. 24, Ethan took a written exam which was sent to the state headquarters for grading. The school will await the results to see if Ethan Bird will compete in the State Level Geography Bee on April 4, then move to the National Level Bee in May.

"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 encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge."

For more information, go to www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

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