Geneva School seventh-grade student Charlie Dees (pictured here, on the left) was declared the 2018 champion of Geneva’s annual National Geographic Geography Bee recently. Sixth-grader Andrew Viot(center) was runner-up and A.J. Dube (right), seventh grade, came in third place. Dees will take a state qualifying exam soon and the top 100 scores from school winners in Texas will compete at the State Geography Bee.
Geography Bee preliminaries were held for each grade level and the top 10 were the students who competed in the Geography Bee finals. The finalists were: Davis Amerman, Maggie Chisholm, Charlie Dees, A.J. Dube, Garrett Fritcher, Sydney Griffey, Cole Hodo, Elle Nicholson, Annie Ramsey and Andrew Viot. This annual competition was directed by Geneva geography teacher Dennis Troyer.