Academic Competitions

In grades three through eight, we recognize students who have earned honor roll recognition through their studies.  Our school participates in the National Geography Bee, and our school competes in the area Lutheran Schools’ Spelling Bee.  Students in grades six through eight demonstrate their artistic talents by participating in the local Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest.  The Peace Poster winner at St. Johns then goes on to regional competition.

National Geographic Bee

Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2018 National Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Andrew, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on April 6, 2018.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 20-23, 2018. The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. National Geographic will air the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship in May 2018.

The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

Andrew I. won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. Nickolas E. took 2nd place, and Dylan S. was 3rd place in the competition.

Everyone can test their geography knowledge by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1,000 questions culled from past Bees, available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; from the Android Market; or for NOOK Color. National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. We fund hundreds of research and conservation projects around the globe each year. With the support of our members and donors, we work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism, education initiatives and more. For more information, visit

The theme for this year’s Lions Club Peace Poster contest is “The Future of Peace.”
Peace Poster winners from St. Johns Lutheran School: