Geneva seventh-grade student Rachel Troyer was declared the 2020 champion of Geneva’s annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Sixth-grader Aiden McDaniel was runner-up and Hayden Landis, eighth grade, came in third place.
Rachel awaits her results on the state qualifying exam. 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 students in the top 10 competed in the Geography Bee finals. Additional finalists were Sam Cress, Pablo Gonzales, Catherine Hiner, Jackson Mitchell, Joshua Patteson, Jake Plesko and Reid Wilson.
“The Geography Bee not only asks students to identify countries and capitals, but to know rivers, mountain ranges and various geographic features. It is a rigorous contest,” Geneva Logic School teacher Stephanie Wilson said.