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Kennedy Elementary crowns a geography bee winner

The winner Max Lidtke receives his medal from Kennedy teacher Jen McCann. (Submitted photo)1 / 2
Pictured in the front row are Maddy Daley, Jade Schmidt and Kristina Cahill. In the back row are Taylor McCoy, Max Lidtke, Rhys Fillion, Megan Langenfeld and teacher Jen McCann. (Submitted photo)2 / 2

Kennedy Elementary School student Max Lidkte spent 10 weeks studying geography. It paid off when he won the school’s annual Geography Bee.

The other finalists were Maddy Daley, Jade Schmidt, Kristina Cahill, Taylor McCoy, Max Lidtke, Rhys Fillion and Megan Langenfeld. Teacher/coordinator is Jen McCann.  

There are seven rounds of questions until the competition is down to the two finalists for the championship round. Each round is a different topic including United States geography, United States cities, United States historic places, continents, world geography and cultural geography. Each student can only miss two questions. The two finalists are asked the same questions, until one makes two mistakes. These answers are written on white boards and shown at the same time. 

“The Geography Bee is for selected students who take an interest in everything that encompasses geography for enjoyment, not just for an assignment,” said McCann. They commit to 10 weeks of afterschool learning.

The Geography Bee is for students in grades four through eight.