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TFS middle school students compete in geography bee

 
 

A group of curious, map-savvy middle school students at Tallulah Falls School competed in the National Geographic Geography Bee on Jan. 25.

Grade-level teachers quizzed students and the top students from each grade competed in the school-wide geography bee.

School level winners were sixth-grade student Jedd Thomas of Cleveland, first place; fifth-grade student Isabella McClain of Toccoa, second place; and seventh-grade student Gabe Smith of Sautee Nacoochee, third place.

“Map reading skills are becoming a thing of the past. It is exciting to see our students develop a passion in this area to expand their global knowledge,” said Middle School Academic Dean David Chester. “I look forward to our younger students continuing to represent TFS in the Geography Bee.”

First place winner Jedd Thomas will take the online test to see if he will qualify to compete at the state level.

Grade level representatives were as follows:
Fifth grade – Caden Kipps of Clarkesville and Isabella McClain of Toccoa
Sixth grade –  Madeline Martin of Cornelia and Jedd Thomas of Cleveland
Seventh grade –  Gabe Smith of Sautee Nacoochee, Andrew Whittle of Tiger, Henry Rickman of Tiger
Eighth grade – Tyler Farmer of Mt. Airy and Tommy Crawford of Mt. Airy


Photo courtesy of Tallulah Falls School
A group of curious map-savvy middle school students at Tallulah Falls School competed in the National Geographic Geography Bee on Jan. 25. School-level winners were sixth-grade student Jedd Thomas of Cleveland, first place; fifth-grade student Isabella McClain of Toccoa, second place; and seventh-grade student Gabe Smith of Sautee Nacoochee, third place. Shown, from left, are McClain, Thomas and Smith.