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HSSD Geography Bee Competitions

HSSD Geography Bee Competitions
Posted on 01/13/2019
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Geography Bees, hosted for HSSD 4th-8th grade students this week at the Park Magnet/Intermediate School and Hot Springs Junior Academy campuses, are the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee. This national geography competition is designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography, but also cultures, physical features, history and earth science.  Winners from each HSSD Geography Bee (Milo Moore, Andrew Steven-Assheuer, and AJ Orellana) will take an online qualifying test. The top 100 scorers in the state of Arkansas will advance to the Arkansas GeoBee. The winner of the Arkansas Geo Bee will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the National Geographic Bee, which will be held in Washington D.C. next May.


Competitions were held in classrooms to determine the semifinalists, who then competed in a run-off to to determine the 10 finalists. The top 10 finalists were part of competitions this week. We are proud of all students who competed, and anxiously await results of whether our winners will qualify to compete in the Arkansas GeoBee. Winners will take online qualifying tests this week, and should know details by the end of January. Winners for Geography Bees hosted at each site are listed below:


Park Magnet 10 Finalists:  Milo Moore, Ocean Dryden, Justin Boone, AJ Midkiff, Treighshon Pearson, Gary Baldwin, Victoria Mitchell, Ryley Hamilton, Julian Frazier and Jameson Terauchi.

Park Magnet Winners:

1st: Milo Moore

2nd: Justin Boone

3rd: Ocean Dryden Hot Springs Junior Academy 10 Finalists: Chance Lacy, Sasha Thomas, Ethan Jones, Andrew Steven-Assheuer, Riley Box, Kaityln Gill and Alex Gasca, and (not pictured) Daniyah Burnett, Devren Brown and Ben Herrera

Hot Springs Junior Academy Winners:

1st - Andrew Steven-Assheuer

2nd - Sasha Thomas

3rd - Riley Box Hot Springs Intermediate School 10 Finalists: Ashton Bell, Jonathan Vasquez, Anthony Guardado, AJ Orellana, DJ Goins, Zachariah Bailey, Elvira Yanes, Jeremiah Cooper, Ky'lahna Haynes, and Desiny Chunn

Hot Springs Intermediate School Winners

1st - AJ Orellana

2nd - Anthony Guardado

3rd - DJ Goins

HSSD Geography Bees are coordinated through the HSSD Gifted and Talented Program via GT Coordinator Ms. Laura West.
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