Two private schools are among the 10,000 schools across the U.S. who competed at the school level for the National Geographic Geography Bee. Jack English, a sixth-grade student at Kirk Day, came out on top, and fourth-grader Owen Ring was the runner-up.
At the Fulton School at St. Albans, Braiden Wilson won at the fourth- through eighth-grade level, beating out other top students including Kate Doyle, Abri Fleischli, Maybelle Hahn, Maddy Hassan, Bryson Jones, Sam Leeker, Adam Levinson and Caleb Monzyk.
English and Wilson will participate in the written Missouri state bee exam in hopes of qualifying to compete at the state-level competition held in March. The annual competition, which is in Washington, D.C., is designed to foster young students’ curiosity about the world around them.