Six School Winners Qualify for State Geography Bee

Mar 17, 2016

Each year, thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.

The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject and increase public awareness about geography.

In Frisco ISD, all middle school students are given a multiple choice test and the top ten at each school, based on both speed and accuracy, are chosen to compete in a school geography bee.

The winner of each school bee is then required to take an online qualifying test for the state bee. The top 100 scorers from each state qualify to participate in the state bee. 

This year, FISD will have a record six participants competing in the state bee on April 1.

Congratulations to all the school winners and best of luck to the six state qualifiers:

Clark Middle School

Luke Swanson

Cobb Middle School

Mark Zarfoss, state qualifier

Fowler Middle School

Aarej Syed, state qualifier

Griffin Middle School

Elan Wolf

Hunt Middle School

Conner Leon, state qualifier

Maus Middle School

Abhijeet Bendapudi, state qualifier

Pearson Middle School

Daniel Strickler, state qualifier

Pioneer Heritage Middle School

Brody Stankowski

Roach Middle School

Rohan Raghav

Scoggins Middle School

Calogero Gonzales

Stafford Middle School

Tanner Denton

Staley Middle School

Tanner Morgan

Trent Middle School

Siddhaarth Mayekar

Vandeventer Middle School

Sam Mills, state qualifier

Wester Middle School

Antonio Grimes