Jarrett takes first in Reed Point GeoBee

Mikaela Koski
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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            Loli Jarrett, Bodie Ott and Dillon Gehnert.

Students from Reed Point Elementary and Junior High took part in the school-wide geography bee recently, and eighth grader Loli Jarrett came out victorious.

Eleven Reed Point students participated in the first round of the National Geographic GeoBee. The kids answered questions about geography, earth science, physical features, history, and cultures for the competition. Bodie Ott, a fifth grader, earned second place, and fellow fifth grader Dillon Gehnert got third.

Jarrett, as well as school champions across the country, will take a test online to qualify for the state competitions. The students with the top 100 online scores earn an opportunity to compete in the Montana State GeoBee. The state competition will take place at the end of March at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. State qualifiers will be announced March 4.

The Montana GeoBee champion will travel all-expenses-paid to Washington, D.C., in May for the national championship at National Geographic headquarters.

According to the National Geographic website, the GeoBee is “designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.” About 10,000 schools across the country participate in the GeoBee.