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|Pictured left to right. Seated: 2017 PCMS National Geographic Bee Champion Rohen Emerick and runner-up Austin Scanlan. Standing: Amber Crosby, Jackson Harris, Quinton Emerick, Landon Lewis, Kyle Foretich, and Kailey Owen.
Posted On: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The National Geographic Society sponsors and organizes the annual National Geographic Bee, which is designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students from 10,000 schools across the United States are competing in the 2017 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
Pass Christian Middle School (PCMS) students competed in preliminary school bees to see who would win the honor to represent PCMS in the Mississippi National Geographic Bee. After grade level competitions, the top eight students competed on January 27, 2017 for the school championship. Congratulations to seventh grader Rohen Emerick, who won the title of 2017 PCMS National Geographic Bee Champion and an opportunity to win a $50,000 college scholarship at the national level.
The school-level National Geographic Bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee. Sponsors of the school contest were PCMS social studies teachers Charlene Stephens, Candace Lewis Stoeger, and Ryan Rockholt.
2017 PCMS National Geographic Bee Champion – Rohen Emerick
Congratulations to the finalists in the PCMS National Geographic Bee.
8th Graders: 7th Graders: 6th Graders
Austin Scanlan (Runner-Up) Jackson Harris Quinton Emerick
Amber Crosby Landon Lewis Kailey Owen