Geography bee challenges Eagle students |

Geography bee challenges Eagle students

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” Eagle Valley Middle School will host the 20th annual National Geography Bee on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the event in the library.

The following students have qualified to participate:

6th grade: Stephen Barela, Trevor Borasio, Cesar Chavez,Noah Ejnes, Jacob Hallett, McKenna Keller, Natalie Landin, Madeline Lounsberry, Braden McClintock, Flynn O’Neill, James Robinson and Matt Vaughan.

7th grade: Austin Barber, Spencer Chaple, Jackson Garrett, Vianey Gonzalez, Sam Lounsberry, Jake McEwen, Ryan Marks, Sarah Meline, Josh Sand, Steven Siefers

8th grade: Jessie Baumgardner, Weston Brock, Daniel Calzadillas, Kelly Cassidy, Byron Crawford, Shannon Henderson, Nathan Horn, Kyle Newborn, Jimmy Pritchard, Mariana Quezada, Nick Tafoya, Zoe Thrasher

The winner will be given a written exam by the National Geographic Society. The top 100 candidates Colorado will compete in a state bee at University of Denver in April. Eagle Valley Middle School has qualified 10 students in the past nineteen years to attend this state level competition.

The winner of the state bee will advance to the finals in Washington, D.C. on May 21.

To prepare for the bee, students look through atlases and almanacs for geographical information. Students may also brush up on their geography skills by accessing the Geographic Society’s Web site:

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