Over 100 4th- 8th grade students from all over Kansas gathered in Abilene for the state’s National Geographic’s Geography Bee. LMS was well represented by 6th grader, Gregory Hassler. He fielded one question that was well known within his family…”Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky are separated by what river?” It had been the focus of a family conversations during a trip to Cincinati, so Hassler immediately knew the answer. “My dad and I thought it was one river and my mom thought it was another. It’s the Ohio River.”
Greg's sporting his State Geography Bee t-shirt given to contestants
The showdown happened on March 30th.
Students were split into 5 groups and sent to several meeting places with the Eisenhower Presidental Library
to compete in the preliminary round of the State Bee. A correct answer would win the contestant 1 point and at the end of the prelims, students that hadn’t missed any questions moved to the final round.
Ganesh Aruna, an 8th grader from Overland Trail Middle School, was the last contestant standing and won the state bee. Congrats to both Hassler and Aruna for doing such a good job in representing Blue Valley.
Can you imagine what good prospects the LMS future holds since Hassler is just a 6th grader?