8th grader wins Saint Thomas Academy Middle School Geography Bee
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., Jan. 5, 2018 – Seth Moore, an 8th grader at Saint Thomas Academy Middle School, has won the school’s 2017-2018 Middle School Geography Bee, the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a competition to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. He beat all other 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for the chance to represent Saint Thomas Academy at the State Geography Bee.
If Moore passes a qualifying exam, he will advance to the State Geography Bee on Friday, April 6 at Minnesota State Mankato, to compete against 99 other middle school students from across the state. State winners advance to the National Bee May 20-23 in Washington, D.C.
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 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
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 in grades 6-12 to excel academically, spiritually, morally and physically in and out of the classroom. 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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