Geo Bee Rewards Middle School Students' Curiosity

Or that Royal Chitwan National Park is in the foot lands of Nepal, the most populous Himalayan kingdom? We didn’t think so.

However, eight Kingswood Oxford Middle School students recently qualified for the final competition of the Geo Bee sponsored by National Geographic for their knowledge of facts just like the above. The finalists were Eli Brandt ‘23 of West Hartford, Sung Min Cho ‘22 of Westfield, MA, Luke (David) Daugherty ‘24 of Hartford, Samuel Merkatz ‘22 of Farmington, Theo Stephan ‘23 of Avon, Bella Theodorou ‘23 of West Hartford, Ashleigh Stepnowski ‘22i of Glastonbury and Aimee Zheng ‘22 of East Hampton.

The winners included third place, Brandt, second place, Cho and first place, Stephan. Stephan will take a test to see if he qualifies for the state competition.

Cho explained that the National Geo Bee was established in 1971 because American students lacked a basic understanding of the country and the world. He said, “This is a great event. It’s helping to develop a new generation of scholars to find out about our world. All of these opportunities at KO, including Model U.N., enrich our experience.”
 
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