Yatharth Sirohi Wins Brookview Elementary Geography Bee

Fifth grade student, Yatharth Sirohi, won first for the second year in a row at the Brookview Elementary annual Geography Bee. Sirohi, along with 100 other winners from schools across the state, qualified for state after completing a computerized test.

The geography bee is a friendly competition where fourth and fifth grade students are able to showcase the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom about the United States. The questions revolve mostly around cities, states, lakes, rivers, mountains, culture, climate and indigenous plants or animals in the different sections of the country.

The bee helps develop early study skills as students are encouraged to continually revisit their geography so they can do well in the bee.

Most of the studying is done outside of the classroom so there is a lot of additional work that students have to put into preparing themselves for the bee,” said fourth grade teacher Sheryl Carter who orchestrates the event.

The Iowa State Bee is on April 6 at the University of Iowa and will determine the Iowa representative at the nationwide National Geographic Bee.

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