News Release

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3/8/2018
For Immediate Release
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Randy Barber
BVSD Chief Communications Officer
720-561-5823

Randy.Barber@bvsd.org



 

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Sixteen students representing elementary, middle and K-8 schools across the Boulder Valley School District are among the 100 students from across the state chosen to test their geography knowledge against students from across the state. They were recently named semi-finalists and will participate in the Colorado State Geography Bee on Friday, April 6, 2018.

16 BVSD students headed to the State Geography Bee

DENVER - Sixteen students representing elementary, middle and K-8 schools across the Boulder Valley School District are among the 100 students from across the state chosen to test their geography knowledge against students from across the state. They were recently named semi-finalists and will participate in the Colorado State Geography Bee on Friday, April 6, 2018.


In two of the past three years, the Colorado State GeoBee winners were from Louisville Middle School.


BVSD 2018 Colorado State Geography Bee Semifinalists

Name

Grade

School Name

City

Bridget Angliss

8th

Aspen Creek K-8 School

Broomfield

Molly Arthur

6th

Summit Middle Charter School

Boulder

Jack Bedard

5th

Fireside Elementary School

Louisville

Nicholas Bortz

8th

Eldorado K-8 School

Superior

Lincoln Boyd

8th

Louisville Middle School

Louisville

Margo Church

8th

Centennial Middle School

Boulder

Cole DiGiacomo

8th

Peak To Peak Charter School

Lafayette

Daniel  Frisch

7th

Southern Hills Middle School

Boulder

Julia Krause

5th

Foothill Elementary School

Boulder

Zoe Kugler

5th

Lafayette Elementary School

Lafayette

Will Matsumura

4th

Bear Creek Elementary School

Boulder

Harrison Messenbaugh

5th

High Peaks Elementary School

Boulder

Mukul Naidu

4th

Douglass Elementary School

Boulder

Caleb Ottem

7th

Broomfield Heights Middle Sch

Broomfield

Luke Staniforth

7th

Angevine Middle School

Lafayette

Devontae Steele

5th

Alicia Sanchez Intl Elem School

Lafayette



This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.


National Geographic Day - April 6

April 6 has been declared National Geographic Day. In addition to the Colorado State Geography Bee, children will have the opportunity to participate in a new GeoChallenge competition, which will be similar to a Destination Imagination competition. There will also be a National Geographic Explorer Talk and professional development for Colorado teachers interested in becoming a certified Nat Geo Educator. All of the events will be held on the University of Denver campus.

For more information about the National Geographic Bee go to natgeobee.org



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