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Middle School Students Showcase A World of Knowledge at Annual Geography Bee

Geography Bee Winners 201

(from left) Martin Meylin Geography Bee winner Maggie Visniski with runners-up Bethany Barrall and Gracie Albright

Eighth grader Maggie Visniski took home the gold at the 18th annual Martin Meylin Middle School Geography Bee, held on January 10, 2018. She defeated runners up Bethany Barrall and Gracie Albright, both seventh graders, in the seventh round of questions.

Maggie was among 18 middle school top-scorers, two from each team, to participate in the 2018 contest. Students answered geography-based questions from a variety of categories with names like State Savvy and History Happens. Martin Meylin’s social studies teachers planned and ran the bee, with Mr. Lambert and Mr. Messinger tallying results and Mr. Bournelis serving as emcee.

The school bee was part of National Geographic’s nationwide program, in which students from more than 10,000 schools will participate this year. As the Lampeter-Strasburg winner, Maggie will take an online test to qualify for the state bee. She will compete in Harrisburg on April 6, 2018 if she is among the 100 top scorers in Pennsylvania. State winners advance to the national bee, held from May 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

2018 Geography Bee Contestants

  • Gracie Albright
  • Bethany Barrall
  • Grant Beiler
  • Elijah Myers
  • Eric Doutrich
  • Josef Dunnenberger
  • Johnsly Jacques
  • Mitchell Livengood
  • Thor Martin
  • Myles McQueen
  • Peter Mecouch
  • Ansleigh M.
  • Logan Moyer
  • Broden Olinger
  • Luke Smith
  • Dylan Swope
  • Catherine Torres
  • Maggie Visniski
Good Luck Maggie and Congratulations All!
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