Goodnight Jr. High has competed in the first round round of the 2009 National Geographic Bee. For the 21st year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.
The winner of the Goodnight Jr. High’s Bee will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship, at the national competition May 19 and 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
by Cheryl Blake
Goodnight Jr. High School
Three winners advancing to next level: Kaitlin Shelstead (2), Savannah Watkins (1), Risa Paredes (3)
Goodnight’s finalists: Shelby Scott, Brittany Knights, Matthew Hernandez, Kelsey Rollings, Kaitlin Shelstead (2nd place), Andre Sanborn, Savannah Watkins (1st place), Hamsini Sririman, Risa Paredes (3rd place) Halle Smith, Tushar Patel, Ryan Martinez, & Brittany Roberts.
Photos courtesy of San Marcos CISD