By Lenny Dale, Geography Bee coordinator and host
A new Emerson Geography Bee champion was crowned on Tuesday. Shailen Chugh edged out two-time defending champ Casey Lewis in the championship round. Shailen will now take a written test in an attempt to qualify for the state geography bee, which will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016.
Sixteen Emerson students participated, with six advancing beyond the 7 preliminary rounds. Among the final four were two elementary students, Maya Mustata, the 3rd place finisher, and Katarina Bauer, who finished 4th, signalling that competition in the near future should remain strong.