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Wittemann Wins 2015 Geography Bee

January 15, 2015

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Andrew Wittemann and Olivia Swope compete in the Geography Bee finals.

The annual Martin Meylin Geography Bee was held Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Each of the 17 participants advanced through his/her section and team competitions to take part in the school-wide bee.

  • Ben Beattie
  • Jarrett Daveler
  • Nathan Eberly
  • Brennan Havey
  • Jared Getchis
  • Thomas Jordan
  • Joey Long
  • Sean McClary
  • Jansen Miller
  • Josh Ressler
  • Owen Roberts
  • Connor Shreiner
  • Hayden Sommers
  • Olivia Swope
  • Jake Visniski
  • Matthew Weese
  • Andrew Wittemann

The field was narrowed after the first 40 questions. After two more rounds, the four finalists were named:

  • Ben Beattie
  • Jared Getchis
  • Olivia Swope
  • Andrew Wittemann

Three rounds later, Andrew Wittemann was crowned the winner. Jarred Getchis was second runner up. Andrew will now take a test to qualify for the State geography bee at the end of March. If he prevails at that event, he will advance to the Nat Geo Bee National Championship in Washington, D.C., May 11-13, 2015.

Congratulations to all of the participants and best of luck to Andrew!

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