During the month of December, all students participated in classroom geography bees during social studies. From those classroom competitions, 11 students emerged as the finalists, earning a spot in the school geography bee held on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Those 11 students were as follows:
After multiple rounds of competition, two students held on for the championship questions. Upon conclusion of that round, the title of Geography Bee Champion went to 8th grade student, Nathan Spence; the runner-up spot went to 8th grade student, Noah Schmenk.
Nathan Spence has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Ohio National Geographic State Bee. This contest will be held at The Fawcett Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, March 312, 2017! In 2016 he took an impressed third place overall in the state! The entire school congraduates Nathan and wish him good luck.