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Christ the King student headed to National Geographic Bee

Jackson Cooper, a seventh-grader at Christ the King School in University City, listened to teacher Mike Bettonville in social studies class on April 16. Jackson is the Missouri state winner of the National Geographic Bee and will head to Washington, D.C., to compete with 53 other winners from across the United States.

It was a nail-biting competition with nearly a dozen tie-breaker questions. But Jackson Cooper secured the win with this wringer:

What city that is home to the renowned Ambrosian Library is also the principal financial center of Italy?

The seventh-grader at Christ the King School in University City edged out St. Louis Priory seventh-grader Evan Hugge with the correct answer — Milan — to win the Missouri state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee April 6 at Moberly Area Community College.

Catholic schools think ahead when it comes to snow days

Pre-schooler Lola Harrington waited for her mother to take her home after school at Christ the King in University City. With so many snow days, many parents are concerned how long school will last at the end of the term.

As a principal for 13 years, Susan Hooker has always thought ahead when it comes to snow days.

At Christ the King School in University City, where Hooker has been for the past eight years, it's been no different. Students missed two days this month because of snow and cold, and the school was able to take advantage of several snow days built into the school calendar.

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