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Glenwood eighth grader makes second run at geography bee state championship

March 14, 2018
The Town Crier

Brendan Butler, an eighth grade student at Glenwood Junior High, will compete in the 2018 Ohio State Geography Bee on Friday, April 6 at the Fawcett Center on OSU's campus. This is his second trip to the State Bee. Butler finished in the top 10 last year as a seventh grader.

The National Geographic Bee, an academic contest for students in grades 4-8, is the ultimate goal. The range of material includes social studies, earth and space science, the environment, and culture with geography at its core.

Students must take a qualifying test to compete at the State level. Butler is one of only two students from the Mahoning Valley to qualify. He'll compete against the top 100 students from across Ohio.

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Brendan Butler poses with BGJHS Social Studies teacher Vince Carnevale, who is supportive of Butler’s second trip to the State Geography Bee next month.

"Brendan took the qualifying test, which allows for exactly one hour to complete, and he finished all the questions in less than 20 minutes," explained Glenwood Social Studies teacher Vince Carnevale. "Brendan has worked hard, studying and learning about other cultures, and countries, and he truly loves it."

The winner of the State Bee will advance to the National Geography Bee, which will be held in Washington, DC May 20-23. These events are sponsored by the National Geographic Society in order to improve geographic literacy and integrate more technology into the classroom.

 
 

 

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