Jefferson-Houston Student Places Fourth in State-Level National Geographic Bee

Congratulations to Jefferson-Houston seventh-grade student Pablo Vega who placed fourth in the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee last week.

Pablo competed against 20 fifth- through eighth-grade students at Jefferson-Houston before moving on to the State National Geography Bee. He was one of 4,600 students from across the United States and territories to compete in the National Geographic State Bees.

This was Pablo’s second year participating in the National Geographic Bee. Pablo is passionate about history, and geography in particular. He also enjoys reading, writing and playing video games. And, he loves to watch and play soccer in his spare time.

Pablo is a very bright young man and it has really been a pleasure teaching him the last two years. The whole Jefferson-Houston community is really proud of his accomplishments,” said Social Studies Teacher Kelly Cook.

Jefferson-Houston is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school where the focus is on developing the whole child so that they gain the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Participating in the National Geographic Bee is just one of the ways students learn about global topics and expand their global view.

The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society that is open to students in grades four through eight.

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