12 kids participated in the Freedom Hill National Geography Bee finals competition held on Wednesday, Jan 17th, evening at the school cafeteria. The competition was moderated by the Geo Bee school coordinator, our dear librarian, Ms. Katherine Trott, who has been doing a fabulous job organizing the preliminary rounds as well as the finals of the event for the last couple of years.
The second place winner was Shrey Desai (Grade 5 – Nowak) with third place honors going to Joaquin Fernandez (Grade 5 – Nowak). And the winner of the 2018 Freedom Hill National Geography Bee is… Karthik Thyagarajan (Grade 6 – Angle). Congratulations, Karthik!
The winner goes on to participate in an 1-hour online quiz from which the top-100 statewide participants will be invited to the Virginia Geography Bee in early April. Congratulate to all of the 12 participants for having a keen interest in geography and participating in this event.