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Geography Bee 2017


The 2017 Geography Bee was the ninth year that Thayer Central has competed in this competition. Ten students from grades 4-8 were given questions to answer in front of a crowd in the elementary gym.  The competitors were:

  • Bradley Neff 6th grade

  • Adam Lukert 5th grade

  • Tegon Hergott 5th grade

  • McKenzie Day 8th grade

  • Will Heitmann 6th grade

  • Libby Hergott 5th grade

  • Cole Vorderstrasse 4th grade

  • Kaylee Engle 7th grade

  • Braelyn Degenhardt 4th grade

  • Natalie Tietjen 6th grade


Competitors were eligible until they incorrectly answered 2 questions.  After the first round the only competitor to answer correctly was Natalie.  After the second round the competition had worked itself down to 5 with Cole, Libby, Adam, Bradley and Natalie the only survivors.  At the completion of round 3 we had made it to our two finalist in Libby and Bradley.  In the finals it took us through 3 rounds and a tiebreaker to get the winner, Bradley Neff.  In the 9 year history of the competition at Thayer Central, Bradley is the first winner from the elementary building.   CONGRATULATIONS BRADLEY!!!


The next step for Bradly will be to take a test and if he scores in the top 100 of the state he will qualify for the state competition.  Bradley would join Ben Hintz, Isaac Friesen and Brenner McLaughlin as past contestants at state.


Here are few sample questions to test your Geography skills.


Sample Question #1 - The common loon, a territorial water bird, was chosen as the official bird of which state known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes - Arizona or Minnesota?  Answer - Minnesota


Sample Question #2 (Bradley's correct answer on this won the championship tiebreaker) - The largest area of land in the tropics is part of which Continent? Answer - Africa


Thanks to Mr. Bomar for putting on the competition again this year and good luck to Bradley.