Seventh grade students at Louis M. Klein Middle School participated in preliminary competitions for the National Geography Bee Competition on Friday, January 13th. Eleven 7th grade students were chosen from the preliminary competitions held in their Social Studies classes to compete in the final competition.
The finalists were: Joey Bannon, Michael Connors, Anna Fitzpatrick, Juan Gomez, Joanna Howson, Ian Kavanagh, Jorge Marino, Marina Misic, Marcela Montoya, Emma Torre and Luis Vollmer.
After numerous rounds of suspense-filled competition, only Joanna and Jorge remained. Joanna successfully identified Hawaii as the state with the world’s largest marine protected area.
Joanna has earned the right to advance to the next level of the competition – which is a written examination. If all goes well with the written test, she will have the opportunity to compete at the state level.