January 25 was the day Molly Shappell, a sixth-grader at Daniel Boone Middle School, won the annual GeoBee.
“Everyone was so great and I am so grateful that I won,” said Shappell modestly.
Trey Bradfield, an eighth-grader, was the runner-up for the geographic competition. “I didn’t have a chance,” he said.
The winning question: The endangered snow leopard is being protected in the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes the Annapurna Massif in which Asian country?
The answer was Nepal.
In addition to Shappell and Bradfield, the following middle-school students participated in the Geo Bee: Mason Jolivette, Ryan Summers, Kyle Nguyen, Julia Difiore, Ryan Levan, Olivia Poore, Scott DeMild, and Cameron Henry.
The annual event was held in the DBMS auditorium. Mrs. Susan Dillinger, who teaches seventh and eighth grade, coordinated the event. The questions were read by Mr. Joe Boyle, sixth-grade teacher.