Right before the students left for Christmas break, SMCES held the annual National Geographic Bee. Students in grades 4 through 8 participated for a chance to move on to the California state finals, and then to the finals hosted by Alex Trebek and held in Washington D.C. This year's participants included 4th graders Nate F and Henry C, 5th graders Trinity V and Jennelle C, 6th graders Daniel Z and Ethan K, 7th graders Grace G and Alex H, and finally 8th graders Alexandra G and Jacksen S.
Alex H was the winner of this year's competition. Alex will move on to the next round taking a written test, then to the state finals. Good Luck Alex!