On December 6, the Emerson Geography Bee was held in the library media center. Twenty kids in grades 4 through 8 participated through the seven preliminary rounds. Eight moved on to the finals. Finishing in a tie for sixth place were Arjun Purohit, Erik Johnson and Josh Moss – all elementary school students! Luca Bichakjian, another lower school student, took 5th. Sixth grader Henry Branch finished in 4th, and Ariel Mobius, another 6th grader, was 3rd.
The championship round was between Jonathan Aalto, another 5th grader, and Casey Lewis, who was a 5th grader last year when he won the championship. No 7th or 8th graders made it to the finals! Casey bested Jonathan by one point in the championship round, earning his second crown. Casey now takes a written test to try to qualify for his second state bee – wish him luck!
— Coach Lenny Dale