Monday, June 01, 2020

Which of these countries does not border the Indian Ocean: Tanzania, Indonesia or Uzbekistan? What state straddles the Tropic of Cancer: Hawaii or Alaska?

These are the types of challenging questions Carmel Academy students answered as part of the 2019 National Geography Bee, an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society that is designed to inspire students’ curiosity about the world. More than 10,000 schools throughout the country competed in the competition.

For a third consecutive year, one of Carmel Academy’s middle school students has qualified for the National Geographic GeoBee State Competition, which will take place at Central Connecticut State University at the end of March.

Carmel Academy seventh grader Micah Taffet received an almost-perfect score in his quest to go to the state championship—one step away from reaching the National Championship which will take place in Washington, D.C. this May.

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