January 18, 2013
For the 25th year, the National Geographic Society held the National Geographic Bee for students in the 4th through 8th grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. The 2013 Bee is sponsored by Google.
We are pleased to announce that Gabriel Vondrak of the 8th grade was crowned the 2013 school champion at the St. Ignatius, Martyr, Catholic School National Geographic Bee on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Runner up for this year's Geography Bee was Justin Mikell of the 7th Grade. As School Champion, Gabriel has advanced to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. Congratulations to Gabriel and good luck to him on the exam!