Central Holds 2017 Geographic Bee

posted Jan 27, 2017, 6:22 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 6:23 AM ]
Out of 10 finalists in the 2017 Central Middle School (CMS) Geographic Bee, Sara Wiley, an eighth grader, emerged as the school champion on January 24. Eighth grader Aaron Lehman was runner-up.

At home or in their social studies class, students at CMS enthusiastically prepared throughout the year for this year’s bee. Every student had the opportunity to participate in classroom bees, but only 10 winners could go on to compete in the school-wide bee. 

Those contestants were Braden Gerth (7th), Thomas Parsley (6th), Annabelle Kelly (7th), Kyle Peterson (8th), Jarrett Moore (6th), Sara Wiley (8th), Aaron Lehman (8th), Lane O’Bannion (6th), John Steward (8th), and Christopher Cooper (8th).

The school-wide competition in Central Middle School’s auditorium lasted just under an hour. The championship round eventually included Sara Wiley and Aaron Lehman, with the victory going to Sara. She will soon compete for a place in the statewide Oklahoma Geographic Bee on March 31, which feeds into the National Geographic Bee. That event will be held on May 15-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
CMS Geographic Bee Finalists
CMS Geographic Bee finalists Sara Wiley, Aaron Lehman, and Lane O'Bannion with Principal Ryan Huff; Sara won the event and will be going to the Oklahoma Geographic Bee on March 31, 2017

CMS Geographic Bee Contestants

Central Middle School Principal Ryan Huff with schoolwide Geographic Bee contestants Braden Gerth, Thomas Parsley, Annabelle Kelly, Kyle Peterson, Jarrett Moore, Sara Wiley, Aaron Lehman, Lane O’Bannion, John Steward, and Christopher Cooper