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Eighth-grader Aiden Cannon wins geography bee at Middletown Area Middle School

Posted 1/9/18

Ten Middletown Area Middle School students went head-to-head in the annual National Geographic Geography Bee on Tuesday.

The participants were awarded a spot in the bee by placing …

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Eighth-grader Aiden Cannon wins geography bee at Middletown Area Middle School

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Ten Middletown Area Middle School students went head-to-head in the annual National Geographic Geography Bee on Tuesday.

The participants were awarded a spot in the bee by placing in the top 10 scores on a geography test taken by the entire student body.

Gabriela Przybylski was the first to advance to the championship round. Grace Rico, Nate Kinsey and Aiden Cannon fought it out round after round for the remaining seat in the finals with Aiden eventually taking the final seat.

Three questions later, Aiden was crowned the 2018 MAMS Geography Bee Champion. 

In the next round of competition, Aiden will take a written test in hopes of qualifying for additional competitions vs. other middle school students.

Champion: Aiden Cannon, Grade 8, who also qualified for the bee as a sixth-grader and advanced to the final round.

Runner-up: Gabriela Przybylski, Grade 8, who has qualified for the bee all three years and won the bee when she was in sixth grade.

Finalists: Max Dupes, Grade 6; Skylar Garza, Grade 8; Jackson Grimland, Grade 7; Nate Kinsey, Grade 8;  Jade Lesisko, Grade 7; Josh Luther, Grade 8; Grace Rico, Grade 8; and Aidan Torres, Grade 7.

 

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