St. Johns Lutheran participates in two Academic Competitions
In grades three through eight, we recognize students who have earned honor roll recognition through their studies. Our school participates in the National Geography Bee, and our school competes in the area Lutheran Schools’ Spelling Bee. Students in grades six through eight demonstrate their artistic talents by participating in the local Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest. The Peace Poster winner at St. Johns then goes on to regional competition.
National Geographic GeoBee
Students from St. Johns Lutheran School participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on Wednesday, January 29. Nathan won first place, Dylan won second place, and Ryan won third place.
The school competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography, but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures, and physical features.
The National Geographic Society developed the GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. Over more than three decades, more than 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.
School champions, including Nathan, will take an online qualifying test; up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee. The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee national championship in Spring 2020. Students will be competing for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll. Learn more at www.natgeobee.org.
Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest
Lion’s Club Peace Poster winners are Dylan (1st place); Jeffrey (2nd place); Andrew (3rd place); Lydia (4th place); and Greta (5th place). Dylan’s poster will go on to compete at the regional competition. The theme for this year’s contest is “Journey of Peace.”