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Grade School Geography Bee

The Grade School Geography Bee took place on Monday afternoon, November 27th in the Huizenga Auditorium. This exciting event did not disappoint as there were several students who held on far into the various rounds. With rounds like State Birds, State Savvy, Forces of Nature, Weird But True, and History Happens, each round tested our students’ geographic knowledge. It was a wonderful reminder about how amazing our Creator God truly is! What a way to celebrate His creativity and faithfulness!

Our first place winner was Natalia Dziura, 5th grade student. Brandon Rogers, 6th grade and Hyan Sachs, 5th grade, battled it out for the runner up spot, with Brandon winning the spot after several rounds of tough questions for both students.

Congratulations to all our students who participated: Carly Brush, Natalia Dziura, Elin Eiseman, Jake Ellens, Natalia Fierz, Leah Hoffman, Aiden Hoogstra, Wesley Hueber, Zachary Huiner, Philip Kitsutkin, Chloe Leppink, Eloise Nelson, Brandon Rogers, Hyan Sachs, Lauren Sirbu, Nate Schuurman, Phillip Wojciuk, Ella Yurshak and Austin Zeilstra.

Middle School Geography Bee

On Monday, December 4, the Middle School students and staff gathered for the School Geography Bee in the Huizenga Auditorium. Fresh from the excitement from last week’s Grade School Bee, the Middle School students were also eager to share their knowledge of our amazing world through the GeoBee competition.

The two grade school winners, Natalia Dziura and Brandon Rogers, joined 17 Middle School students on stage for the school competition. Students who participated were: Zachary Caruso, Winston Chen, James Clohessy, Melania Fierz, Jacob Friend, Ryan Horner, Trey Keizer, Joey LaBarbera, Ethan Lemkuil, Jack McWhinney, Alex Martens, Peter Nelson, Charles Schau, Cailey Schuurman, Jacob Turrubiartes and Matthew VanProoyen.

As the rounds proceeded, students did their best to share their knowledge about interesting topics such as State Saavy, Weird But True and History Happens. In the end, 8th grader Jacob Turbiaartes was our school winner and will take an written test at school to see if he will qualify for the State GeoBee, held in April 2018. Jack McWhinney, 8th grader, finished as our runner-up under tough competition as well.

We are so proud of all our students, both participant and winners! What a wonderful way to celebrate our creative God!

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