Saint Thomas Academy Middle Schooler Places Third in State Championship of National Geographic Bee
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., April 3, 2017 -- Teddy Farrell, an 8th grader at Saint Thomas Academy Middle School finished third in the State Championship of the National Geographic Bee held at Minnesota State University Mankato last Friday. Farrell is Saint Thomas Academy’s highest finisher ever in its 20 years of competing in the Geo Bee.
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, 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.
About Saint Thomas Academy
Founded in 1885, Saint Thomas Academy is an all-male, college preparatory, Catholic, military/leadership school committed to preparing young men to succeed in college and in life. The Academy challenges its students, currently grades 7-12, to excel academically, spiritually, morally and physically in and out of the classroom. In the fall of 2017, 6th grade will be added to the Saint Thomas Academy Middle School. It is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS); a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS). For more information, please visit www.cadets.com.
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Amy Nugent, principal
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