National Geograpic Map Visits Sunset Elementary

June 11, 2014

Apollo student shows geography supremacy

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.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Susan Mundell, Apollo Elementary School principal, is flanked by the school’s geography bee finalists Ishaan Sharma (left) and Sanjana Addanki. Ishaan won the Jan. 10 contest.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Susan Mundell, Apollo Elementary School principal, is flanked by the school’s geography bee finalists Ishaan Sharma (left) and Sanjana Addanki. Ishaan won the Jan. 10 contest.

“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.”

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Newcastle crowns its geography bee champ

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.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Pravir Chugh, a Newcastle Elementary School fourth-grader, reacts after he is named the school’s 2013 geography bee champion.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Pravir Chugh, a Newcastle Elementary School fourth-grader, reacts after he is named the school’s 2013 geography bee champion.

“I studied a long time, at least two to three years,” the charismatic fourth-grader said after his big victory.

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