Milledge wins CMS Geography Bee

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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 2:14 pm

Chariton Middle School student McKinleigh Milledge was the winner of the school-level competition of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held at CMS in December. She is a sixth grade student at CMS and is the daughter of Tim and Salli Milledge of Chariton.

There were a total of 50 participants in the CMS school-level competition. The School level competition of the Bee is open to any students in 6, 7 and 8th grades that wish to participate in it.

After winning the school-level competition, Milledge took an on-line test to try to qualify for the State Geographic Bee, but unfortunately didn’t make it.

The National Geographic Bee is a competition for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).

The National Geographic State Bees were held across the aforementioned areas on April 6, 2018. Fifty-four State or Territory level champions have been determined. In 2018 the prize for winning the State Bee was raised to $200 given to the winner instead of $100.

CMS had sent a student to the State Geography Bee four of the last five years. Trae Hall, now a sophomore at Chariton High School, won the school-level competition of the Bee all three years at CMS and qualified for the State Bee all three years while at CMS.

Last year, Chloe Abrahamson, then a sixth grade student at CMS, qualified for the State Geographic Bee at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls after winning the Geography Bee competition at CMS.

The winner of each State and territory Geographic Bee is eligible to compete in the National Geographic Bee championship to be held at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington D.C. May 20-23, 2018.

Read the April 26, 2018 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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