Two-Time Geography Bee Winner Named At JFK Middle School

Two-Time Geography Bee Winner Named At JFK Middle School photo
Patrick Dircks, a seventh-grader at John F. Kennedy Middle School is the winner of his school’s Geography Bee for the second consecutive year. 

Prior to the competition on Jan. 10, every social studies class held its own bee to determine the finalists from each grade for the schoolwide contest. 

Officiated by Principal Kevin Fullerton, 33 finalists in grades 6-8 gathered in the auditorium to answer questions covering multiple facets of U.S. and world geography.

Patrick will join students from across the country in taking an online written test as part of the next round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. The top 100 scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state bee. The state winners will advance to the national championship rounds in Washington, D.C., where they will have the chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship.

The district wishes Patrick much success as he continues in the competition.