Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BES Geography Bee

It was an exciting day for Noah as he participated in the school Geography Bee.  This was his first time in a competition like this and Noah has been studying for several weeks in preparation for it.  Travis and I quizzed him on state capitals, countries, continents and so on.  Although he was ready for the big day, he was nervous about it too and told me this morning he expected to come in around 6th place.
 
There were ten students participating from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes are in attendance.

Noah answers his first question....

He did not answer correctly and I could tell he was upset about it, but he made it through round one.

There were 6 students that made it into round 2.  It was a nail biter, but Noah did well and managed to get through to the next round.  Yay, Noah!!

And then there were two.  I think it's pretty awesome that both the kids in the 3rd and final round were 4th graders.   Way to go Noah and Haley!

What national park in Tanzania is home to the tallest mountain in Africa?  The answer is Mt. Kilamanjaro.  Yes!  And, we have a winner!!  Noah's Uncle Mark actually climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro a few years ago.  How cool is that? 
 
  Mrs. Beatty congratulates Noah and gives him a medal.  Wow, this is one happy kid!  I don't think I have ever seen him smile so much.

All of the participants did a super job!

It was so exciting to see Noah win his first Geography Bee.  That's my boy!


1 comment:

Tom Cat said...

WAY TO GO NOAH!!!

WE are very proud of you.

Love,
Grandma Molly and Grandpa Tom