CAMDEN — The 18th annual Preble County Geography Bee was held at Preble Shawnee Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The competition saw 17 students participating from around the county.
During the competition, the groups were divided into two categories – a sixth through eighth grade group and a fourth through fifth grade group.
In the fourth through fifth grade division, Claire Rasmussen from Eaton took home the first place prize while Lillian Stevens from National Trail finished second.
For the older age group, Wyatt House from Trail proved to be the geography champion and Addison Emig, from Twin Valley South, finished second.
All participants were event winners or finalists in their building level Geography Bees.
The other students in the competition include the following:
Katie Bryant (Bruce Elementary), Winston Lam (Eaton Middle School), Abigail Gilland (National Trail Elementary), Eleanor Hake (National Trail Middle School), Lane Koehl (National Trail Middle School), Kate Manning (West Elkton Intermediate), Victoria Wright (West Elkton Intermediate), Garret Mann (Shawnee Middle School), Ava Brunk (Tri-County North Elementary), Sayge Stephenson (Tri-County North Elementary), Dalton Delong (Twin Valley South Elementary), Chandler Ulrich (Twin Valley South Elementary), Logan Ulrich (Twin Valley South Middle School).
The coordinators of the event offered a thank you to all who helped make the event a success.
“A special thank you to Preble Shawnee Middle School for hosting the event. We also want to thank Laura Cottingim, Jody Longman, and Kathy Erbaugh from the Preble Count Educational Service Center for assisting with the event. Thanks to the faculty from ll building level Geography Bees. This event was coordinated by Daryl Michael fromthe Preble County Educational Service Center, and was sponsored by the Preble Couty Educational Service Center Governing Board,” officials said in a press release.