Clarke MS Competes In Natgeo Geobee

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Students from W.T. Clarke Middle School competed in National Geographic’s GeoBee on Jan. 13. Seventh grader Shelby Tell took first place in the schoolwide contest, while eighth grader Nick Johnson captured second. 

Students qualified for the school’s competition by winning their individual social studies classes’ GeoBees. The geography competition is designed to inspire students to learn more about the world. Questions cover geography, ancient and world civilizations, and cultures.

Shelby will now take an online qualifying test in hopes of moving on to the state level of the competition, where students will compete to participate in the national championship. National awards include cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses-paid expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II.

The district congratulates Shelby on her achievement and all students who participated. To learn more about the National Geographic Society and the GeoBee, visit 

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1) W.T. Clarke Middle School students Nick Johnson and Shelby Tell were the top two competitors in their school’s National Geographic GeoBee on Jan. 13. 

Photo courtesy of the East Meadow Union Free School District