Each year, students in schools across the United States, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories, participate in the National Geographic Bee, using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.
The annual Bee is an academic competition that includes participants in grades four through eight who are posed questions on culture, economics, current events, politics and geography.
Twelve students participated in the school-level Bee at The John Cooper School on December 20 by placing first during elimination rounds in their history classes. Of those, fifth grader Gavin Winter was determined the school-level winner and will take a qualifying test to continue in competition at the state level.
Many congratulations to all Cooper students who competed in this annual activity on campus.
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.