Grant Fischer Qualifies for Geographic Bee
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:49
Grant Fischer, student at Valentine Middle School won the school competition of the 2015 National Geographic Bee last December and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee. Grant then took a written qualifying test and was chosen as one of the top 100 scorers in Nebraska. He is now eligible to participate in the state level National Geographic Bee at the University of Nebraska-Omaha on March 27, 2015.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for
state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 11-13, 2015. The first place
national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate the national finals on May 13. The program will air on television.
Other top scoring students in the school level Bee in 6th grade were Elliana Springer, Shyanne Urbin, and Hank Lancaster. In 7th grade, the other two top scorers were Logan Cate and Tanner DeVoogd. In 8th grade, the top scorers were Elizabeth Harvey, Reaghan Shelbourn, and Jakob Harp.
Valentine Community Schools would like to thank all of the students who participated in this year’s school level Bee, and we wish Grant the best of luck in Omaha!
Speech at North Platte
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:34
The Duet Team of Sophie Lopez and Jacy Miller placed 2nd at Best of the West Speech event in North Platte. Superiors went to the OID team of Sydney Dunn, Sophie Lopez and Jacy Miller. Amos Utecht and Lincoln Stoeger earned a superior in Duet as well. In Humorous Prose, Sydney Dunn and Amos Utecht received superiors. Sophie Lopez and Sydney Dunn received superiors in Poetry. Ashley Hoffman was awarded a superior in Persuasive Speaking. Jacy Miller also received a superior in Informative Speaking.
The VHS speech team will compete in Southwest Conference which will be held on Tuesday, March 10 in Ainsworth. Districts are in Paxton on March 16th. The top three placers in each event will qualify for the state meet which is in Kearney on March 26th.