Thursday, June 17, 2021

Durham Names Campus Geography Bee Winner

DIS_GeoBee (1)“To take a rain forest tour and to dance at Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebration, you would travel to what country?”

Questions like this were asked to the top ten 5 and 6 grade finalists at Durham Intermediate School for the annual National Geographic Bee. The contest was held on Wednesday, Jan. 29.DIS_GeoBee (2)

This year’s winner Kiera DiCesare is a sixth grade student. The school contest is the first round of the annual Bee. As school champion, Kiera advanced to the next level and took a written state Bee qualifying test. Up to 100 of the top scorers on that test will be eligible to compete in the state Bee scheduled for March 27. Winners at that level will advance to the national Bee scheduled for May in Washington, D.C. 

Click here for more information about the National Geographic Bee.

Repeat Champ at DIS Geography Bee

Durham Intermediate School’s 2014 National Geographic Bee was held Friday, Jan. 24.

Each fifth and sixth grade Social Studies class participated in a preliminary bee to determine class winners. The top ten students then went on to the Final Round. Sixth graders Bradley Lund and Gus Milhizer then advanced to the Championship Round.

This is Bradley’s second year as winner of the National Geographic Bee at DIS. Bradley must make a qualifying score on the written test portion of the test to qualify for the state level competition. That contest will be held on Friday, April 4.