Tomahawk students take part in National Geographic GeoBee


TOMAHAWK – 18 students from the Tomahawk Middle and Elementary schools participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Kaiden Kapellusch, a 6th grade student, and Everett Myers, a 5th student, won first place in their school bees, with 6th grader Masen Towle and 5th grader Tristin Bridges winning second place. 8th grader Andrew Samundsen and 5th grader Mason Fuste finished in third place.

“The school competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world,” said Angie McPherson, School Bee Coordinator for Tomahawk schools. “Questions cover not only geography, but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures, and physical features.”

The National Geographic Society developed the GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. Over more than three decades, more than 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.

“School champions, including Kaiden and Everett, will take an online qualifying test,” McPherson stated. “Up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee. The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee national championship in spring 2020.”

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