Lenzmeier wins NBAMS geography bee

Kayla Lenzmeier points to the Chesapeake Bay, the answer that won the middle school geography bee.

Kayla Lenzmeier points to the Chesapeake Bay, the answer that won the middle school geography bee.

Winning question:  The Potomac River rises in the Allegheny Plateau and empties into what large bay? (See below for answer)

More than 400 students from North Branch Area Middle School recently participated in the preliminary rounds of the annual Geography Bee.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the championship round was held. Twelve finalists answered questions about both U.S. and world geography until two finalists remained: seventh grade students Kayla Lenzmeier and Adam Brannick.

During the final round, Lenzmeier correctly answered one more question than Brannick to become the middle school winner for this year.

Geo bee finalists included: Front row: Paige Weber, Erin Jacobsen, Kayla Lenzmeier, Morgan Murphy, Alexys Olson. Back row: Lizzie Anderson, Samantha McPherson, Mason Carlson, Adam Brannick, Lori Blomquist (teacher), Cooper Sanvik, Lucas Jensen-Schneider and Ace Schwartz. Photos supplied

Geo bee finalists included: Front row: Paige Weber, Erin Jacobsen, Kayla Lenzmeier, Morgan Murphy, Alexys Olson. Back row: Lizzie Anderson, Samantha McPherson, Mason Carlson, Adam Brannick, Lori Blomquist (teacher), Cooper Sanvik, Lucas Jensen-Schneider and Ace Schwartz. Photos supplied

She will take a test this week that will be sent to the National Geography Society. If she scores in the top 100 in the state, she will compete in St. Cloud in April with other students throughout Minnesota.

Answer: Chesapeake Bay

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