WARREN, NJ - The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition in its 32nd year that is designed to inspire students to learn about the world. Each year thousands of students throughout the country compete in this competition. For the past several years Mrs. Nicole Panos, grade 5 teacher has coordinated the event for Woodland School; this year Mrs. Tiffany Serafin, grade 5 teacher assisted as well.
During the month of January, all Woodland students in grades 4 and 5 participated in the Bee. Each homeroom hosted an in-class preliminary competition consisting of seven rounds of 35 questions. The questions covered geography, ancient and world civilizations, cultures, and physical features.
Following the preliminary rounds, ten students moved on to the school-wide final competition. The competition was fierce and lasted about 30 minutes before grade 5 student, Aidan Segerson was determined to be the winner. According to Serafin, the competition ignited a spark in her class. “The students were very excited about the competition, and many were motivated to learn more about the world and the location of countries, cities, important places, oceans, rivers, etc.”
During the week of February 3, Segerson took the state qualifying test, the results will be available on March 2.
Congratulations to all of the Woodland School students who participated during the GeoBee. Keep shining brighter every day!
Photos courtesy of Warren Township Schools:
1. Top: Aidan Segerson (grade 5), Finley Giegerich (grade 5), Carolyn Jasaitis (grade 5), Lilla Bellish (grade 5)
Bottom: Mrs. Tiffany Serafin, Luke Ferreira (grade 4), Destiny Omeji (grade 4), Benjamin Rosenberger (grade 5), Langdon Ott (grade 5), Mrs. Nicole Panos
Participants in the National Geographic GeoBee.
2. Mrs. Tiffany Serafin (left) and Mrs. Nicole Panos (right) stand proudly with Aidan Segerson after he won the Woodland School GeoBee!
3. Aidan Segerson taking the State Qualifying Test.