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Ty Schelkopf - Four time Geography Bowl Champion
Ty Schelkopf - Four time Geography Bowl Champion
Steve Adkisson
Monday, December 02, 2019

Eighteen students from Fillmore Central Middle School participated in the school competition of the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee. Winning 1st place for the 4th consecutive year is 8th grader, Ty Schelkopf.   Ryan Schram, a 7th grade student, won second place in this year’s competition. The school competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography, but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures, and physical features. The National Geographic Society developed the GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. Over more than three decades, approximately 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee. School champions, including Ty Schelkopf, will take an online qualifying test; up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee. The winners of the State GeoBee receive an all-expense-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee National Championship in Spring 2020