Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

Middle school students compete in geobee for chance at nationals

January 17, 2008

Carter Keeling, seventh grade, right, won first place in the Lansing Middle School Geographic Geobee. Standing with him is Taylor Wisnesky, seventh grade, middle, who won second place, and Cole Domann, sixth grade, who placed third.

Carter Keeling, seventh grade, right, won first place in the Lansing Middle School Geographic Geobee. Standing with him is Taylor Wisnesky, seventh grade, middle, who won second place, and Cole Domann, sixth grade, who placed third.

Lansing Middle School, along with thousands of other schools across the nation, participated in the National Geographic Geobee Thursday, Jan. 10.

On the local level, about 30 LMS students participated in the oral exam that included questions about state, U.S. and world geography as well as cultural geography. This is the fourth year LMS has participated in the Geobee, said Kathy Ray, LMS gifted facilitator.

Carter Keeling, seventh grade, took first place and will advance to the next phase, a written examination to determine state competitors.

Taylor Wisneski, seventh grade, took second place and Cole Domann, a sixth-grader, finished in third place. The winner of the state Geobee, which will be April 4, will attend the National Geographic Geobee, May 20-21 in Washington, D.C. The winner of the national competition will win a $25,000 college scholarship.

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