By: Addison Bracken
The Highlands Middle School geography bee began Monday January 23rd. Each history class has started with their class geography bees early that week. There were two winners from each class, which means 16 winners per grade. These 16 students competed on Friday, January 27th. The final who moved on to the school wide bee consist of: Lela Grillot, Joel Craft, and Chole Caudill, sixth grade; Beatty Arnold, Case Grillot Caden Fraley seventh grade, and Addison Bracken, Julianna Russ, Luke Muller, and Madison Burnett, eighth grade. “It feels cool that I moved on and I can’t wait to compete against other kids in the school,” said Joel Craft, sixth grade. “Oh it feels amazing. It was incredible that I made it past others in my class but nevertheless other people that made it past their classes too. I think I speak for the other winners when I say it’s simply amazing.” Said Madison Burnett, eighth grade. The winner of the school geography bee will move on to a regional competition where they will then compete against winners from other schools. The school wide geography bee was held on Wednesday, January 1st at 7:00 pm in the middle school library. The winner of the bee was Case Grillot and the runner up was Chloe Caudill.