DMS students put global know-how to the test with National Geography Bee
March 7, 2017 -- Students who earned perfect scores during Driver Middle School's National Geography Bee before the holiday break recently participated in an elimination round, to vie for a chance to go to Albany for the state competition.
Hosted by Mr. Mango and Mrs. Pawlewicz, the local bee consisted of participating classrooms holding seven rounds of questions that ranged from regional to global geography. Classroom winners were acknowledged at a recent award ceremony, and students with a perfect score moved on to the elimination round last month.
Ava Aupperle, grade 6, was the third-place winner; Dan Mitchell, grade 7, took second place; and Cameron Sadler, grade 5, was the first-place winner. Cameron then took a qualifying test online in an attempt to move on to the next level. Although his score didn't qualify him, Cameron – Marcellus’ youngest winner to date – still has three more years to make the grade.
“We look forward to next year's competition,” Mrs. Pawlewicz said. “Knowledge of our world and its geography is a vital part of being a global citizen.”