Russell wins geography bee for third time

Jan 23, 2013
Photo by: Ellen Curtis Cooper Russell, left, and Henry Chamberlain took top honors in the Camden-Rockport Middle School geography bee.

Camden — The final round of the 2013 geography bee, held Jan. 7 at Camden-Rockport Middle School, was an epic battle between last year's finalists, seventh-grader Cooper Russell and sixth-grader Henry Chamberlain.

Of the three final questions, Chamberlain got two correct while Russell captured his third consecutive Camden-Rockport Middle School geography bee crown by getting three of the three correct. Russell will take a qualifying test which will be sent to National Geographic to determine if he will move to the state geography bee again this spring. The top 100 scorers on the qualifying test are invited to the state bee. This year's bee time and place has yet to be announced.

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. Every fall, CRMS social studies classes hold classroom geography bees. These culminate in four winners at each grade level all of these students participate in our school-wide geography bee.



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