Woodward North fifth-grader Gianluca Seta was named the Woodward North National Geography Bee school champion. Gianluca has qualified to compete in the National Geography Bee State Competition to be held March 27 in Milledgevile, Georgia. Fifth-graders Aleena Shash and Jack Kelly place second and third, respectively.
Students who compete at the State Competition will be in the running to receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Championship.
The Geography Bee, prepared by the National Geographic Society, is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world, and increase public awareness about geography.
Woodward North, an elementary school of Woodward Academy, is conveniently located in Johns Creek. The school enrolls more than 250 students from pre-K through sixth grade, providing them with a warm, nurturing environment where every students finds his or her own unique strength and talent.
Students at Woodward North develop a deep respect for difference in a community where diversity is more than skin deep. Peers from a broad array of religious and ethnic backgrounds come together to find opportunities to explore and excel at every level, whatever their interests. At Woodward North, students not only learn about other cultures but experience them daily in their interactions with friends and in their celebrations of special holidays throughout the year including Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, NowRuz, and many others.