Cambridge Christian School students excel at Geography Bee

The Cambridge Christian School Geography Bee team and alternates.
The Cambridge Christian School Geography Bee team and alternates.

Several students representing Cambridge Christian School had the opportunity to participate in ACSI’s Mid-America Region Geography Bee on Saturday, April 6.

The competition was held at New Life Academy in Woodbury, Minn. Students from grades three through eight competed in grade level divisions during the day. Two rounds were held for grades three through five. Grades six through eight also had two rounds in the morning but then the top 10 individual scorers moved on to compete in a final round during the afternoon.

Five students from Cambridge Christian School competed in the final round.  Diether Modina (8th) took the third place prize.  Elaine Christian (8th), Matthew Newton (8th), Andrew Troff (8th) and Emma Troff (7th) received certificates for achieving the final round. Jared Tastsides (5th), Jake Olson (5th), Keira Thune (6th), Jacob Filetti (6th), Pierce Rhine (6th), Ethan Tastsides (7th) and Bennett Christensen (7th) all received red ribbons for their efforts.  Sami Kleven (5th), Kristina Gerard (5th), and Brooke Wilsey (6th) earned white ribbons.

Students participated in grade level and then school level competitions in order to qualify for the ACSI Mid-America region Geography Bee.

Students received ribbons for the number of correct answers during the first two rounds of the region competition.  In ascending order the ribbons were ranked yellow, white, red and blue. Schools were allowed to send up to four qualifiers from each grade level to the ACSI Mid-America Spelling Bee.

The top four finishers in the final round competition have the opportunity to participate in another competition in Ohio later this year.