Christopher Haddad, a seventh grader, won the 2015 Lee Burneson Middle School Geography Bee and will take a written test in hopes of advancing to the state Geography Bee for the chance to represent Ohio in the National Geography Bee.
Advisor Anne Dill will work with Christopher to prepare him for a written qualifying test. The top 100 ranked students in each state will qualify to represent their school in the state Bee on March 27. The state champions attend the national championship in Washington, D.C., in May.
Second and third places, respectively, went to Ameen Zayed and Matt Eppele, both eighth graders.
“It was the most competitive Geography Bee in recent history at LBMS,” said LBMS Principal Paul Wilson. “I was certainly impressed with how well our finalists did in both the final and championship rounds. I am very proud of all of our contestants.
Other participants were Greg Deeb, Tommy Guirguis, Pat LaVechia, Richard Garber, Jason Zhang, Tommy Kolocouris, Katie Cirincione, Danny Mather, Jonah Devich, Jane Protos, Matt Brizes, David Gough, Davin Amy, Ben Routhier and Max Lew.
The Bee was judged by Social Studies teachers Sally Fetko, Gregg Henderson and Paul Hammond.