JFK Students Compete in Geobee

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Students at JFK Middle School competed in the National Geographic GeoBee on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Sixth grader Chris Jenal took first place, with Zoe Chinda, grade 8, placing second and Lucas Ferri, grade 7, finishing third. 

The GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover geography, ancient and world civilizations, and cultures. More than 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee since its inception in 1989. 

JFK’s school competition is the first of three rounds. As the winner, Chris received a medal and a special certificate. He will take a proctored online qualifying test in attempt to qualify for the New York State GeoBee competition, which will take place in March. 

The district congratulates Chris and all participants on their achievements. To learn more about the National Geographic Society and the GeoBee, visit www.nationalgeographic.org