The National Geographic Geography Bee was held at Weatherly Area Middle School on Dec. 19 with participating seventh and eighth grade students competing in seven preliminary rounds of questions relating to World and US Geography. After the semi-final and final rounds, Chris Martens won third place, A.J. Knepper won second place and Evan Kunkle was the Weatherly Area Middle School Champion. Other top ten finalists were Gary Buck, Anthony Zinskie, Traig Dempsey, Edward Gerhard, Morgan Gower, Matt Holland, and Lynn Gunderman. Kunkle then completed a one-hour written examination to determine if he will be a state competitor for Pennsylvania. The top 100 Pennsylvania contestants will be announced in early March of 2013. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship, at the national competition May 20 – 22, 2013 in Washington, D. C. Also pictured with the top three students is Mrs. Sandra Slavick, Weatherly Elementary School Principal.
Weatherly holds Geography Bee
Saturday, December 22, 2012