Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Winners and travelers at Donoho

A couple of announcements from The Donoho School have come my way thanks to Paige Faulkner.

First, eighth-grader Jack Lentjes won the school-level competition for the National Geography Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, last week. He answered the most oral questions on geography in the first round of the 20th annual bee. He will take a written qualifying test next month for a chance to advance to the state bee.

Also, two students have been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum.

Richard Bateman and Samuel Garner will join a group of students in Washington next September. They'll earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the U.S. capital's monuments and institutions. Forum delegates will also participate in small-group discussions and experience first-hand how leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower began the program in 1956.

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