Turtle Creek Geography Bee finalists 2016


Front Row, from left: Elijah Garcia, Kenneth Shackett, Yareli Jimenez. Back Row: Jared Hernandez, Tyler Schneider, Dakota Taylor, Trenton Schroeder, Gracie Yartey, Zachary Cooper, Noah Parks.


Turtle Creek Elementary School recently held the final round of its annual National Geographic Bee.

The Geography Bee at Turtle Creek begins in each 4th and 5th grade classroom in December with each student answering as many questions as they can through seven rigorous rounds. The top ten students who answer the most questions correctly are included in the Championship round.

Once students at Turtle Creek were notified about the upcoming classroom competitions, many students on their own accord obtained extra study materials such as atlases, almanacs, and even requested time to visit the National Geographic website to answer daily questions.

Every year this final competition seems to get a little more competitive and exciting. It has really developed into quite a contest when you have the entire 4th and 5th grade along with parents, intensely watching these ten students battle it out over a number of difficult questions.

The ten finalists at Turtle Creek were:

4th grade – Elijah Garcia, Trenton Schroeder, Kenneth Shackett,  Yareli Jimenez.

5th grade –  Zach Cooper, Tyler Schneider, Gracie Yartey, Jared Hernandez, Dakota Taylor,  Noah Parks.


At the end of competition, third place went to Trenton Schroeder, second place to Tyler Schneider, and first place to Dakota Taylor.

Congratulations to all our Geography Bee participants!

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