Though the thermometer featured cold temperatures outside, DCD’s annual Geography Bee, a competition sponsored by National Geographic, heated up the Lowell Center. Ten students from grades 4 through 8 competed for the coveted spot of school wide geography wiz kid.
Students were challenged with questions that required knowledge of domestic and international maps, bodies of water, and important landmarks throughout the world.
After several rounds of questions, fifth grader Matthew Volfson and fourth grader Owen Lynch emerged as finalists to compete against each other in the final challenge round. Matthew, last year’s winner, was able to hold onto his spot after answering the final questions correctly.
Matthew will now join other winners of Geography Bees from schools across the country in taking a written test to qualify for the statewide competition. Winning participants at the state level then compete at the national level for a chance to win a National Geographic trip and a $50,000 scholarship.
Congratulations, Matthew, and all of the participants this morning. Keep studying those maps and reading the newspaper!