SYDNEY MONEY WINS SPANISH FORK JR. HIGH’S GEOGRAPHY BEE

SYDNEY MONEY WINS SPANISH FORK JR. HIGH’S GEOGRAPHY BEE

Moves One Step Closer to $25,000 College Scholarship

 Sydney Money, an eighth-grade student at Spanish Fork Jr. High, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 13, 2013 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.  The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee.  In order to participate in the Bee, eighth graders had to pass a written test with a high qualifying score.  There were only 35 seats available for the entire eighth grade so being able to participate is an accomplishment in and of itself.  The following students qualified and participated in the school competition:

 Carson Chappell

Locke Brown

Tori Crane

Bennett Brinton

Logan Coffey

Amberly Perrins

Will Stanton

Morgan Olson

Carson Reber

Isaac Dillman

Angela Cook

Jose Aguilera

Kyle Bartlett

Sofie Czarnecki

Nicholas Covington

Mason Olson

Jarom Jones

Andrew McCann

Devin Berns

Grant Bechthold

Mateen Lomax

Sydney Money

Reed Nordstrom

Ryan Berger

Brennen McGill

Aaron Farnsworth

McKinley Mullins

Brendan Bakker

Oaklee Harris

Harold Guy

Daxton Davis

Garrett Small

Sydney Money finished the competition in First Place with William Stanton finishing in Second Place and Locke Brown finishing in Third Place.  Congratulations to our school finalists! 

 School winners around the country, including Sydney, will now take a written test to be eligible to compete in the state Geographic Bee on April 4, 2014.  State winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Geographic Bee and a chance for a $25,000 scholarship.