LVMS Student is State Runner-up at State Geography Bee

*Feature Photo: The 10 finalists in the Wyoming Geography Bee at Casper. * (Casper, Wyo.) - A student from Evanston Middle School captured the 28th Annual Wyoming Geography Bee and a student from Lander was the state runner-up. Finishing second behind Degory Day, was Conrad Keevert, an 8th grader at Lander Valley Middle School. Third place was won by Preston Buehler, a sixth grade student from Thayne. Degory received $100, the National Geographic book "The National Parks: An Illustrated History" and a medal. He will advance to the nationals in Washington, DC on May 22-25. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership to National Geographic Society. One of the championship round questions that was relevant to the 4-8th grade competitors was: In the newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, desert scenes of the fictional planet of Jakku were filmed in a country that borders both Oman and Saudi Arabia. Name this country on the Persian Gulf. Both of the boys in the championship round answered correctly - United Arab Emirates. *Students rounding out the top 10 are:* Christopher Taylor- 7th grade - Lincoln Middle School - Green River Madelyn Toner- 8th grade - Lovell Middle School - Lovell Aidan Coberly- 6th grade - Upton Middle School - Upton Christopher Blackburn - 6th grade- Snowy Range Academy - Laramie Gabriel Daniel - 5th grade - Etna Elementary - Alpine Megan Eberle- 6th grade - St. Laurence Elementary- Laramie Will Pelissier- 8th grade - Big Horn Middle School- Sheridan #county10 #news