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NSU to host South Dakota Geographic Bee

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the 2014 South Dakota National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 4.

Students in grades 4-8 from across the state will compete in Krikac Auditorium. Preliminary rounds take place in the morning, with the final round beginning at 1 p.m.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 26th year. The National Geographic Society organizes the Geographic Bee. This year’s state sponsors are Google and Plum Creek, and hosts are the NSU Honors Program and the NSU College of Arts and Sciences.

The state winner will receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent South Dakota in the National Geographic Bee finals May 19-21.
The national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the society and an all-expenses-paid trip (along with one parent or guardian) to the Galápagos Islands. For more information on the National Geographic Bee, visit

Students participating at the state bee at NSU are listed below:

Elisabeth Hart, L.B. Williams Elementary School, Mitchell
Christopher Lucas, Highmore-Harrold School, Highmore
Nicholas Lundberg, Garretson Public School, Garretson
Caden Runia, Brandon Valley Middle School, Brandon
Brady Albrecht, Parkston Senior/Junior High School, Parkston
Torrey Anson, Miller School, Miller
Logan Augustine, Vermillion Middle School, Vermillion
Ethan Behrend, Laura Wilder Elementary, Sioux Falls
Elijah Bird, Sioux Falls Christian, Sioux Falls
Carolyn Blatchford, George S. Mickelson Middle School, Brookings
Theresa Braga-Henebry, Brookings County Homeschoolers, Brookings
Auburn Brenner, Christ the King School, Sioux Falls
Wyatt Brooker, Hitchcock-Tulare Elementary, Hitchcock
Allison Bruns, Madison Elementary, Madison
Gilbert DeWitte, Edison Middle School, Sioux Falls
Kale Dennis, Piedmont Valley Elementary, Piedmont
Aditi Deokar, Garfield-Challenge Center, Sioux Falls
Brenna Dimmitt, Georgia Morse Middle School, Pierre
Allison Dix, Roncalli Elementary School, Aberdeen
Quinn Dunham, St. Mary Elementary School, Sioux Falls
Megan Eberle, Zion Lutheran School, Rapid City
Bailey Erickson, May Overby School, Aberdeen
Jackson Ferris, Buchanan Elementary, Pierre
Anna Fischer, St. Lambert School, Sioux Falls
Cody Fischer, Tripp-Delmont School, Tripp
Tanner Fitzgerald, Sacred Heart Middle School, Yankton
Juan Flores, Jefferson Elementary, Pierre
Madelyn Ganschow, Christian Center, Sioux Falls
Garrett George, Harding County Schools, Buffalo
Bridger Gordon, Sturgis Williams Middle School, Sturgis
Jack Hallock, Stanley County Schools, Fort Pierre
Lance Hampton, Watertown Middle School, Watertown
Cole Hansen, Harrisburg South Middle School, Harrisburg
Derrick Heintz, Whittier Middle School, Sioux Falls
Austin High, Simmons Middle School, Aberdeen
Simon Hill, Pierre Area Homeschoolers, Pierre
Isaac Hinker, Stickney School, Stickney
Brittani Hofer, James Valley Christian, Huron
Aiden Holien, St. Martin's Lutheran School, Watertown
Jacob Joachim, Corsica School District, Corsica
Lincoln Jordre, Sully Buttes Junior High School, Onida
Brendan Kamerzell, Bennett County Junior High, Martin
Spencer Kelly, Mc Kinley Elementary, Pierre
Racquel Meyer, Madison Middle School, Madison
Joshua Midland, Dakota Valley Middle School, North Sioux City
Connor Muehler, Mitchell Middle School, Mitchell
Tyler Neely, O'Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls
Ashley Nelson, Alcester-Hudson Elementary, Alcester
Skyler Oberg, Elk Point-Jefferson, Elk Point
Tung Okello, Axtell Middle School, Sioux Falls
Maddy Peters, Sioux Falls Lutheran School, Sioux Falls
Maximilian Peters, Patrick Henry Middle School, Sioux Falls
Chase Pheifer, Dakota Christian School, Corsica
Owen Phillips, Yankton Middle School, Yankton
Isaac Polak, Saint Joseph School, Pierre
Alex Popowski, Milbank Middle School, Milbank
Logan Rosenberger, Eureka Public School, Eureka
Tristen Ruesch, Tri-Valley School, Colton
Kaleb Schutte, Redfield Elementary School, Redfield
Reagan Spomer, Washington Elementary School, Pierre
John Steele, Greater Sioux Falls Homeschool, Sioux Falls
Zachary Stout, McIntosh Public School, McIntosh
Briggs Tople, Holgate Middle School, Aberdeen
Sarah Urevig, De Smet Middle School, De Smet
Micaiah Utecht, Redfield Junior High School, Redfield
Joshua Werre, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Sioux Falls
Peyton Williams-Morris, Huron Middle School, Huron
Nicholas Wipf, Harrisburg North Middle School, Sioux Falls
Nolan Wipf, Memorial Middle School, Sioux Falls