By Nez Savala
National Geographic is more than the iconic magazine and cable channel. Students from across the country competed in National Geographic Bees on March 31.
Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate in a challenging test of geographic knowledge.
The Missouri National Geographic Bee, held at University of Missouri-Columbia, included competitors from St. Charles County: Henry Gillendardo, seventh grade, All Saints; Adam Thai, fifth grade, homeschooler link; John Grogan, fourth grade, Pheasant Point Elementary; Lucas Roettger, seventh grade, South Middle [Wentzville]; Cole Polley, seventh grade, Sts. Joachim & Ann; Emily Baird, eighth grade, St. Joseph; Brennan Overmann, eighth grade, Wentzville Middle; and Max Georges, sixth grade, West Middle [O’Fallon].
The champion from each state qualifies for the National Geographic Bee at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C, May 14-17.