January 14, 2014
It’s been a while since Apollo Elementary School held a geography bee, but when the competition was revived Jan. 10, it was almost as if it had never stopped.
The school’s fourth- and fifth-grade contestants didn’t skip a beat when it came to testing their geography knowledge, making for a rather competitive scene.
“I thought it was great,” said Jessica Ferranti, a fifth-grade teacher and the bee’s coordinator. “It was really fun, and it was great to see the audience so engaged. I think the kids learned a lot about geography.”
November 26, 2013
As a fourth-grader competing against fifth-graders, one might call Newcastle Elementary School student Pravir Chugh an underdog in the school’s annual geography bee.
If you knew how long he prepared for the competition, though, you wouldn’t be surprised that he took first place in the Nov. 22 contest.
“I studied a long time, at least two to three years,” the charismatic fourth-grader said after his big victory.