Eliana Molina Wins MVMS’ GeoBee
Mountain Valley Middle School Geography Bee 2019 Champion Eliana Molina completed the 2nd Annual Comal ISD Geography Bee on Jan. 22.
On March 4, she’ll find out whether she is one of the top 100 scoring students in the state and eligible to move on to the Texas GeoBee on March 29 in Bedford, Texas.
If she wins that, she’ll learn a lot more about the nation’s geography by traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in National Geographic Society’s National Championship May 19-22.
“Being a part of the geography bee has opened a new door for me, and I was able to study the earth and all of its interesting cultures, landscapes and people,” she said. “Geography has created an awareness around me and has opened my eyes because it has showed me many different parts of the world. It has made me realize how things around me work and relate to each other.”
Caroline Feucht won second place at Mountain Valley Middle School. Sophia Balderas placed third.
Social Studies teachers Jacy Holland and Alexandria Henderson prepared students for the test.
Patricia Nieto, Comal Independent School District’s (Comal ISD) Social Studies/World Language coordinator, said the test is an extension of what sixth-graders currently study in the district.
“Middle school students are still forming their worldview and studying geography provides a contextual foundation for learning about their world through their social studies class and also through connections with other classrooms,” she said.