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Ratzloff Knows The Map, Wins Geography Bee

Posted 12/14/2017

GEOGRAPHY Bee competitors included (back row, from left): Jeff Nold, Sam Culp, Drew McGinn, and Adly Ramsey. Middle row: Abby Garrett, Bradlynn Morton, Kevin Watkins and Sabrina Bogunovich. Front row: Maverick Stauth and Ryker Ratzloff.GEOGRAPHY Bee competitors included (back row, from left): Jeff Nold, Sam Culp, Drew McGinn, and Adly Ramsey. Middle row: Abby Garrett, Bradlynn Morton, Kevin Watkins and Sabrina Bogunovich. Front row: Maverick Stauth and Ryker Ratzloff.By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK—Ten students vied for the title of Geography Bee champion in Sedgwick last Wednesday, Dec. 6. There were two representatives from each of the fourth through eighth grade classes in the competition.

Contestants were fourth-graders Ryker Ratzloff and Maverick Stauth; fifth-graders Kevin Watkins and Sabrina Bogunovich; sixth-graders Adly Ramsey and Jeff Nold; seventh-graders Drew McGinn and Abby Garrett and eighth-graders Sam Culp and Bradlynn Morton.

Each student had the same opportunity to move into the final round. A student was eliminated from the competition if they answered two questions incorrectly.

The first series of questions was about the United States. Then questions were asked about places from all over the world.

One of the first questions asked was “The North Platte and South Platte Rivers meet in which state: New Mexico or Nebraska?” All the questions were random, with questions about the U.S. easier than worldwide questions.

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