On Friday, March 10, 2017, Lexington City Schools had its second annual Geography Bee competition. The Geo Bee was held at Pickett Elementary School and consisted of two teams from each of the 1-5 schools (Charles England Elementary School, Pickett Elementary School, and Southwest Elementary School). The Geo Bee consisted of four rounds of competition. Each round was composed of a labeling and questioning component. Round 1 consisted of labeling the 50 states, round 2 consisted of labeling 25 state capitals, round 3 included labeling the seven continents and major oceans, and in round 4 students had to label ten countries found throughout the world. It was a nail-biter of a competition. Throughout each round, all six teams were within first place by a mere margin of five points. Through the competition the first three teams were within ½ to 1 point of taking first place. In the end, Charles England Team 1 was victorious and took first place! Pickett Team 1 and Southwest Team 1 both tied for second place.
Charles England Team 1: Natalie Boger, Brooks Calderone, Jayden Moore, Citlaly Razura, Luke Staten, & Addie Walser
Charles England Team 2: Tyzick Carranco, Josie Gibson, Caalib Grimmett, Juliana Mamaril, Ian Reedy, & Micah Thompson
Pickett Team 1: Wes Rummage, Lucas Burelson, Charlotte Pyle, Victoria Ross, Maria Cuanas Pedro, & Mailee Kearn
Pickett Team 2: Colin Weeks, Robert Ross, Nirena Neang, Abigail Lopez, Marie Macauley, & John Jahn
Southwest Team 1: Addison Adinarain, Victoria Freeman, Adyson Griffin, Amaya Hairston, Bradley Johnson, & Jacob Story
Southwest Team 2: Katie Hodges, Serenity Jordan, Jasmine Martinez Carranza, Benny Perez, Niyana Saunders, & Zahari Smith