On January 10, 2018 students in grades 4-8 gathered in the gym for Cardinal Pacelli School’s inaugural National Geographic Bee. Led by teachers Megan Peterson and Patrick Cosgrove, eight student finalists answered a variety of questions about world geography. “It opens the world for our students as they think outside their own geographic area,” said Mrs. Cento.
It was a learning experience for all the students involved. The questions went beyond simple facts, prompting students to connect their prior knowledge with the study of geography. One question asked about the origin of the color indigo. Another asked about the locations of lakes formed by glaciers. The winner was eighth grader Braden S.