Andrew Christy Of Morgantown Repeats As West Virginia Geographic Bee Champ

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 04 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office of Advancement April 5, 2013
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu
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ANDREW CHRISTY OF MORGANTOWN REPEATS
AS WEST VIRGINIA GEOGRAPHIC BEE CHAMP


ATHENS, W.Va. – Andrew Christy, a 7th grader from St. Francis Central Catholic School in Morgantown, is the first place winner in the 2013 West Virginia Geographic Bee. The event was held Friday, April 5 at Concord University.

This is the second championship in the annual event for Christy. He won the West Virginia Geographic Bee last year at Concord.
Andrew will represent West Virginia in the 25th annual national competition in Washington, D.C. May 20-22, 2013. The winner of that contest will be the National Geographic Bee Champion.

A field of approximately 75 4th through 8th graders from across the Mountain State competed. Second place winner is Hunter Moore, a 7th grader from Clarksburg, representing South Harrison Middle School. Third place went to Keith Skaggs, a 7th grader from Taylor County Middle School in Grafton.

While youngsters were competing at Concord, other students participated in state bees across the United States and U.S. territories the same day.

Organized by the National Geographic Society, this year’s Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google Inc. At the state level, the Bee is also sponsored by Plum Creek.

Visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee for additional information on the National Geographic Bee.

Two photos attached below

Concord University Photo by Lance McDaniel
Two time West Virginia Geographic Bee Champ Andrew Christy

Concord University Photo by Lance McDaniel
From left: Andrew Christy, first place; Hunter Moore, second place; and Keith Skaggs, third place