Jack Siebert, a fifth grader at Fremont Elementary School, won Weyauwega-Fremont’s district-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 9.
The bee, at which students answered oral questions about geography, was the first round in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee. This year’s bee is being sponsored by Google.
Siebert will now take a written test.
Up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state bees on April 4.
The other top finishers in the local competition were seventh grader Dylan Snell, second place, and sixth grader Chandler Logan, third place.
Also participating were fourth graders Kaitlyn Appleby, Parker Elandt and Jack Frame; fifth grader Matthew Zeichert; sixth grader Matthew Looker; seventh grader Austin Krause; and eighth graders Nicholas Leach and Gage Siebert.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., for state champions and teacher escorts to participate in the National championship rounds May 19-21.
The first-place national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society and a trip to the Galapogos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.