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|Geographic Bee school-level finalists: Front row – 1st place – Jansen Switzer, 2nd place – Michael Seignious, 3rd place – Dustin Huddlestun. Back row – Charlene Stephens - contest sponsor and 6th grade social studies teacher, Megan Hansen, Marissa Manni, Emily Pickich, Julia Hansen, Jill Brown – 7th grade social studies teacher, Elizabeth Roberts, Sydnie Lacoste, Nathan Weatherly, Tyler Gaylord – 8th grade social studies teacher.
Posted On: Thursday, February 06, 2014
Jansen Switzer, an 8th grade student at Pass Christian Middle School, won the school-level competition of the national Geographic Bee on January 15th and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Geographic Bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the 26th annual national Geographic Bee.
Second place school finalist was 7th grader Michael Seignious, and third place school finalist was 7th grader Dustin Huddlestun. Other finalists were 8th graders: Marissa Manni, Emily Pickich, and Nathan Weatherly; 7th grader: Megan Hansen; and 6th graders: Julia Hansen, Elizabeth Roberts, and Sydnie Lacoste. Sponsors of the contests were PCMS social studies teachers Charlene Stephens, Jill Brown, and Tyler Gaylord.