Geography student heads to state finals

Our son, Spencer Young has loved geography for as long as we can remember, but we really saw things begin to take shape in sixth grade. His teacher, Brian Barr, encouraged him to enter the school geography bee for his first year of eligibility. We were excited for him, but a little nervous as parents for the outcome. We were thrilled when he won! Unfortunately, that year the local school competition was the end of the line.

Spencer Young

This year he won the school competition at North Rockford Middle School again! We were thrilled, because he is in eighth grade, so it is his last year to compete. Like the last time, the next step in the competition is to take a written test to compete against all of the middle school level winners in the state of Michigan.

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Spencer finally got the good news he had been waiting for. He is moving on! On April 1, Spencer, along with just under 100 other students from Michigan who passed the written test, will compete at Western Michigan University in a tournament-style geography bee to determine the one winner who will represent Michigan at the national level. That final competition will be in Washington, D.C., and moderated by none other than Alex Trebec. Spencer has been studying diligently to ready himself for the state competition. We are so proud of him.

 

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  1. Kathryn Humphreys says:

    Spencer is a great kid who has loved geography all his life! I’m so glad he’s being recognized for his accomplishment! Way to go, Spencer!

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