Kia Ghezel-Ayagh wins GIS National Geographic Bee

Landry Masters, KiaGhezel-Ayagh and Bryan Ewing with their winning certificates.
Landry Masters, Kia Ghezel-Ayagh and Bryan Ewing, winners of the National Geographic Geography Bee.

Fifth grader Kia Ghezel-Ayagh was this year’s champion of the National Geographic Bee at Goshen Intermediate School. Bryan Ewing won second place, and Landry Masters was the third place winner.

The National Geographic Bee is a nationwide competition of fourth through eighth graders held in thousands of schools across the United States. The Bee was very competitive this year at GIS, with 35 students qualifying to participate. As the champion of the school-level Bee, Kia will take an online test which gives him the chance to qualify for the State level competition. Winners at the State level have the opportunity to compete in the National championship Bee in May, the winner of which receives a $50,000 scholarship.

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s National Geographic Bee. This year’s Geography Bee qualifiers were Landry Masters, Liam Lynch, Jacob Morino, Hannah DeRosa, Michael Bonito, Kia Ghezel Ayagh, Michael Lombardi, Bryan Ewing, Abigail Jordan, Caleb Williams, Joel Carillo, Abigail Rivera, Aiden Thornell, Keeghan Melady, Aidan McCluskey, Val Saunders, Liam Scalzo, Ryleigh Ortiz, Grant Moore, Norah Staunton, Ahmed Arif, Tyson Clark, Hunter Roberts, Jasmine Fernandez, Garret McGovern, Kiran Foster, Noah Klugman, Michael Perrillo, Yamen Ghaly, Corinne Larca, Reilly St. Lawrence, Luke Webster, Daniel Weeden, Declan Burns, Seamus Smith.