Local kids qualify for geography competition
EAGLE – A first round of the 2005 National Geographic Bee will be held at Eagle Valley Middle School with the oral competition on Jan. 12 in the library. The winner of this local competition will advance to a written examination in which state competitors will be determined. All school champions are eligible to win the national championship. “The first prize of the national competition is a $25,000 scholarship,” says teacher Nicole Dewell. The national meet will be held on May 24-25 in Washington, D.C. This will be the 17th annual competition.Students in grades 4 through 8 from thousands of schools across the nation will compete.Eagle Valley Middle School oral competition qualifiers:Eighth gradeAshley AtkinsonJamison BairBryan BrennanElise ByronCody CoulterJohn CrawfordMeredith KinneyR.J. KosakJessica LinderBryan MatthewsHarrison NealAngela PhillipsZach RamsayJoe TrujilloGriffin TurnipseedSeventh gradeRachael BurnettEvan BuzbeeEvan ClaussnerJoey DeLiaChloe ElwoodGonzalo GomezTony HernandezAdam HornKatherine JamesCassidy KuhnRachel LandinNick PietrackBen PowersMichael WarfieldSixth gradeWeston BlevinsDaillen CulverCasey KerriganNancy LillyBrad LowryGraeme RichardsBrianna RothMiah SiminoeYoana TrifonovaJessica TrujilloJames Van DykeRebecka Van VoorstAustin WoodworthFor more information on this competition or other programs at Eagle Valley Middle School, call 328-6224.
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It’s fitting that Eagle County is proceeding through its reopening phases of COVID-19 in an analogy to ski run difficulties — green to blue to black. Monday marks the transition from the green beginner phase to the blue intermediate phase.