PC Geography Bee crowns the champions

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WEST ALEXANDRIA — The annual Preble County Geography Bee was held Thursday, March 10 at Twin Valley South schools, and teams from Eaton, National Trail and Twin Valley South won as the champions.

Split into two grade levels, Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8, teams from Eaton, National Trail, Preble Shawnee, Twin Valley South and Tri-County North all participated. The two different age groups competed in separate locations, with the 4th through 5th grade teams testing in the school cafeteria and the 6th through 8th graders in the district auditorium.

At the end of the evening, an award ceremony took place in the auditorium, where all the participants, their families and school officials gathered.

Shawn Hoff, superintendent of the Preble County Educational Services Center, spoke at the ceremony.

“Six to eight did a great job,” Hoff said of the older group, noting that the Eaton Middle School team only missed three countries on a map of Africa. For the sixth year, Hoff announced that the Geography Bee champion, with 184 points, was Eaton Middle School. The second-place team, scoring 171 points, was from National Trail.

“For fourth and fifth year, let me start by saying this,” Hoff said. “Parents, students – we all strive for academic excellence. Correct? We also honestly strive for that academic excellence. I know there was some discrepancy with a few questions there. What we decided to do is take them out of the room. We took them out of the tally so they wouldn’t be counted,” he explained.

“So, that being said, our second place team with a score of 173, is Twin Valley South,” Hoff announced. “The team in first place, with a score of 175 points, is National Trail.”

Topics for this year’s contest for grades 4-5 included identifying geographic land structures, the location of US national parks, rivers around the world, countries in Asia, and “name this city. American on the Atlantic coast.

Students in grades 6-8 competed on topics such as America’s cities on the water, the capitals of Europe, the location of African countries, the geography of Ohio, the geography of the mountains and the flags of the world.

“I want to thank you all for being here and making sure your students were able to participate in this,” Hoff told the families in attendance by way of closing.

Eaton students on their respective teams included: students in grades 4-5 – Hutch Cross, Lucy Rambo, Annabelle Smith and Madeline Montgomery; Grades 6-8 – Miller Dare, Michael Fomin, Josie Elierman and Elise Simmons.

National Trail students included: students in grades 4-5 – Kinley Marker, Alton Sparks, Alia Richie and Kenaday Thompson; Grades 6-8 – Raegan Holland, Archer Phillips, Micah Beery and Oliver Garner.

Preble Shawnee students included: Years 4-5 – Paxton Brewer, Blayne Nelson, Kaiden Haddix and Katelynn Coleman; Grades 6-8 – Bryce Osborn, Jenna Miller, Kennedy Cornell, and Isabella Adkins.

Twin Valley South students included: 4th and 5th grades – Gavin Selby, Nash Issacs, Cohen Emig and Bronson Garber; Grades 6-8 – Samuel DeHart, Rhett Emig, Ross Garber and Madelyn Moreland.

Tri-County North students included: Grades 4-5 – William Lake, Corbin Oswalt, Nolan Hawkins and Wynston Flora and Grades 6-8 – Audrey Fox, Peyton Fannin, Taylor Flora and Brayden Bacher.

The National Trail Middle School team consisting of Raegan Holland, Archer Phillips, Micah Beery and Oliver Garner.

The annual Preble County Geography Bee was held Thursday, March 10 at Twin Valley South schools, and teams from Eaton, National Trail and Twin Valley South walked away as champions. Pictured is the Eaton Middle School team of Miller Dare, Michael Fomni, Josie Eilerman and Elise Simmons.

Twin Valley South’s 4th and 5th grade team of Gavin Selby, Nash Isaacs, Cohen Emig and Bronson Garber.

National Trail’s 4th and 5th grade team consisting of Kinley Marker, Alton Sparks, Alia Richie and Kenaday Thompson.

Contact Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow him on Twitter @emowenjr

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