Each year, East Williston School District’s sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students compete in the National Geographic GeoBee competition.
This competition is designed to inspire, reward and excite students’ curiosity about world geography. Students in nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the thrill of being named GeoBee Champion.
The competition begins with students taking a universal quiz in their classrooms and then the top performers from each class are asked to compete in a school-wide bee.
Last week, the top performers from each of the sixth- and seventh-grade classes at Willets Road School, and eighth-graders from Wheatley, competed in their school bee, hosted by Social Studies Chair, Scott Eckers.
The bees consisted of several intense rounds where students were required to answer all questions in geography terminology and were allowed only several seconds to answer their question.
Great job to all the top classroom performers at Willets Road and Wheatley. Congratulations to Willets Road School Champion Neil Reichman (grade 7) and The Wheatley School champion Jacob Tabari (grade 8).
These two champions will take a qualifying exam to be considered for possible advancement to the state GeoBee.