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HSSD Geography Bee Winners

HSSD Geography Bee Winners
Posted on 01/14/2020
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Geography Bees, hosted for HSSD 4th-8th grade students, took place last week for all four elementary schools and our Hot Springs Junior Academy. 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 will take an online qualifying test. The top 100 scorers in the state of Arkansas will advance to the Arkansas GeoBee, which will take place this spring. 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. We are proud of all students who competed, and anxiously await results of whether our winners will qualify to compete in the Arkansas GeoBee. Finalists who competed and the overall winner from each event are listed below:


Hot Springs Junior Academy Finalists:  Luis Hernandez, Mimi Reagler, Renee Nduku, Sasha Thomas, Paige Potter, Tessa Rivera, Mikaela Stevens, Pixie Rodgers, Isaiah Gomez and Landon Aksamit




HSJA Winners: 1st - Mikaela Stevens, 2nd - Sasha Thomas, and 3rd - Landon Aksamit. 



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 - Jack Roberts, 3rd - Joseph Martinez



Oaklawn/Gardner 10 Finalists: Right - Syan Huang (Gardner), Joshua Bates (Gardner), Anani Coleman (Oaklawn), Daniel Smith (Gardner), Dane Dudley (Gardner), Jordan Thomas (Oaklawn), Paula Rivera (Oaklawn), Ryan Tedford (Oaklawn) and Georgia Ingram (Gardner)

*Corbin Newson (Gardner) qualified but was absent.

 

 


Oaklawn/Gardner Winners:  1st - Syan Huang; 2nd - Joshua Bates; 3rd - Ryan Tedford



Langston Magnet 10 Finalists: Violeta Ramos, DJ Mata, Maya Cardenas, Kingston Lockridge, Darius Henry, Takiya Johnson, Kyle Young, Quintin Bailey, and ** Mylah King qualified, but was absent 



Langston Winners: 1st - Darius Henry, 2nd - DJ Mata, 3rd - Quintin Bailey




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