National Geography Bee


DeMotte Christian School Students Participate in
National Geographic Bee


Could you answer the following questions?

  • Which Nordic capital was built on islands where the Baltic Sea meets Lake Malaren?
  • English is the official language of which country that lies ninety miles south of Cuba?

Each year thousands of schools in the United States, including DeMotte Christian, participate in the National Geographic Bee. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. The above questions are just a couple that were asked of fourth through eighth grade class representatives who participated in the January 14, 2016 Bee.

Students answered a variety of individual and group questions as they progressed through the competition. For the second year in a row, eighth grader Curtis Propst emerged as the victor. Close behind were Nolan McKim (8th) and Allese DeYoung (7th).

Curtis completed an online test which qualified him to compete as a semifinalist in the State Bee which took place on Friday, April 1, 2016 at IUPUI. At that competition, to qualify for the tie breaker to move on to the final round which consists of the top ten kids, participants could only miss one question, and Curtis missed two. So close!

We are so proud of Curtis and how he represented DMC in the Bee these past two years. Great job!

(Answers: Stockholm and Jamaica)