Dearing student second in Geography Showcase

Feb. 5, 2019 

1. Zachary Lucas – Park Crest Middle

2. Otto Freeland – Dearing Elementary

3. Elena Alvarado – Kelly Lane Middle

Pflugerville ISD hosted its 11th annual Geography Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Pflugerville High School. 

Eighth-grade student Zachary Lucas of Park Crest Middle School captured first place overall at the event. Fifth-grade student Otto Freeland of Dearing Elementary and eighth-grader Elena Alvarado of Kelly Lane Middle School finished second and third overall, respectively.

The Geography Showcase celebrates geography education in grades 4-8. The contestants, all campus winners of the National Geographic Bee competition, answer questions about local, state, national and world geography.

Students will also take a qualifying test in hopes of participating in the state contest on March 29. Winners at the state level advance to the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.