24 January, 2017
After outstanding effort by all ten finalists in the Newcastle National Geographic Bee, the exciting championship round came down to Nidhi Achanta and Dylan Bahn! In the end, it was Dylan who earned the title of school champion. Dylan will now take an online test provided by the National Geographic Society in an attempt to qualify for the state competition. The top 100 students in the state (selected based on qualifying test scores) will represent their schools and compete at the state level on March 31, 2017.
Compliments again to all of our school finalists who competed on stage this year: Nidhi A, Dylan B, Zach B, Andrew K, Aditi M, Pablo P, Brandon R, Erza R, Ryan S & Mia W! Thank you to Ms. Keith for being the teacher coordinator this year and Mr. Mellish for being the emcee. Many thanks also to Wendy Kirchner from the City of Newcastle & Vicki Heck, Head Librarian at the Newcastle library, for joining us as judges. Lastly, thank you to the PTSA for sponsoring this exciting event! We all wish Dylan the best of luck!
Info and pictures provided by Stina Fluegge, parent volunteer