By Heather Astle
David Kobe, a student at Morgan Middle School, not only won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 22, he also has earned a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, in which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee Competition.
Students participating in the final competition included Jaden Kros, Tyler Montgomery, Logan Phillips, David Kobe, Malea Francis, Reed Wilde, Kaidon Lyman, Jaren Johansen, Jenna Windley and Lucy Tripp. Logan Green was an alternate.
Each student was asked a series of geography questions pertaining to the United States and the world. By the end of the final round, David Kobe had taken first place, with Malea Francis taking second place, and Tyler Montgomery taking third place.
David Kobe will now take a written test to see if he will qualify to compete in the State Geography Bee on April 6. State champions will then compete in Washington, D.C. and the winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geography Society, $500 in cash and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Congratulation, David, and good luck!