Having prepared for the last couple weeks, each social studies class selected two representatives – based on their knowledge of political geography – to compete in the school-wide Geography Bee (grades 6-10). For the main event in the assembly hall, with their classmates cheering and playing along from the audience, students were tested on their knowledge of:

• major German cities and federal states
• European countries and their capitals
• Asian countries and their capitals.

Although all twenty of the original contestants deserve congratulations for making it this far, only the final three were able to go home with a geography-themed prize. The winners were:

1. Rosa (9a)
2. Alexander (10)
3. Oscar (6b)

In addition, the winning class took home the prize of a final-day class party in social studies. Thank you to Mr Williams and Mr Miwa for organizing the event. Congratulations to the winners! Congratulations to all the winners!

For students who wish to prepare for the 3rd annual BCS Geography Bee in May 2018, the quiz will include African countries and capitals in addition to Germany and Europe.

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