Blodgett wins Rapelje geography bee
The Geography King has been crowned in Rapelje.
Sixth grader Axel Blodgett was the champion of the recently held Rapelje school geography bee finals.
The second place finisher was Matthew Brubaker, a seventh grader. Sixth grader Sierra Mauland earned third place.
In December, two geography competitions were held at the school – one for fifth and sixth graders, and one for seventh and eighth graders. The top four finishers in each competition earned a place in the Rapelje’s geography bee finals.
Blodgett will now take a written test to qualify for the state geography bee. He will receive notification of his performance in the beginning of March.
The state-wide geography bee will be held on April 6 in Missoula on the University of Montana campus. It will consist of preliminary and final rounds.
The winner of the state bee will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship at the end of May.