2017-03-15 / Local

The buzz: Local students compete in state geography bee

The Times Record

Several local students will be competing at the Maine State Geo Bee to be held on March 31, on the campus of the University of Maine Farmington campus.

The Bee is held every year in area schools, and is a way for students to showcase their abilities in global and cultural geography. Students who won their individual school bees were asked to take an online qualifying test. The top 100 scorers in the State are then invited to the State Bee. National Geographic offers the Bee to all students in grades 4 through 8.

Brunswick Junior High School eighth grader Adam Nussbaum is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Maine National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at University of Maine at Farmington on Friday, March 31. This will be the second time Adam has represented BJHS at the State Bee.

Elliot Williams, fifth grader at Williams Cone School in Topsham is also a semifinalist.

RSU1 students Lochlan Aldrich, a 4th grader at Fisher Mitchell School in Bath, and Liam Scanlon, 8th grader at Woolwich Central School have qualified to participate.

Woolwich Central School held their school wide class National Geographic School Bee in January in front of an audience of their 4th through 8th grade classmates.

For the third year, Liam Scanlon took first place. Runner up was 8th grader Lucas Ouimette. The remaining participants who won their classroom bees were 7th graders Lora LaRochelle and Ethan Rice, 6th graders Natalie Emmerson and Sean Wheeler, 5th graders Caleb Rice and Trace McFarland, and 4th graders Helen Robicheaw and Evan Jones.

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