Charlotte students to represent at National Geographic Geography Bee. Courtesy Photo.

Submitted by parent volunteers Debbie Deale and Liz Flynn

The National Geographic Bee, an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, is designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Students from 10,000 schools across the United States are competing in the 2017 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.

School Bees were held through Feb. 6. Each school champion must take the online qualifying test by that date for a chance to qualify for the State Bee. School champions who qualify for the State Bee will be notified in early March. State Bees take place in every state and the District of Columbia on March 31.

There were 40 participants in preliminary rounds, grades 4 through 8, at Charlotte Central School with 10 school finalists: Charlie Kantor, Sebastian D’Amico, Conner Falk, Sam Dore, Henry Bushey, Brody Flynn, Patcha Hennessey, Owen Deale, Isabella Hackerman and Riley Marchand.

Congrats to the finalists
School champion: Brody Flynn, grade 8
Second place: Patcha Hennessey, grade 8
Third place: Henry Bushey, grade 4