Seventh grader wins school Geography Bee, now headed to state

Summit student holding up winning answer in Geography Bee

Summit Country Day School seventh grader Alek Stanisic secured the top spot in his middle school’s annual Geography Bee on Jan. 23 and now will compete at state.

Next month, the Alpine World Ski Championships begin. Do you know which country is hosting the event? Need a hint? It’s the most populous country in Scandinavia.  

Alek Stanisic, Hyde Park, a seventh grader in the Harold C. Schott Middle School at The Summit Country Day School knew the answer: Sweden.  

His reply secured the top spot in the Middle School’s annual Geography Bee on Jan. 23 in Kyte Theater and earned him a spot in state competition. Seventh grader T.J. LaMacchia, Hyde Park, finished in second place.    

Alek will compete in the Ohio state geography bee sponsored by the Ohio Geographic Alliance. His sister Sophia also competed in the event back in 2017. 

Should he score well, Alek will qualify to compete in the National Geographic Bee Championship at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Every year, the entire Harold C. Schott Middle School takes an 80-question geography test. The top ten scorers advance to the Summit Middle School Geography Bee in which they answer oral questions.  

The other participants in the bee included Trey Butler, eighth grade, Indian Hill; Owen McEachern, eighth grade, Newtown; Patrick McHugh, eighth grade, Indian Hill; William McLane, eighth grade, Newtown; Jack Robinson, eighth grade, Hyde Park; PJ Schaaf, eighth grade, North Avondale; Grant Desch, seventh grade, Dayton, Ky.; and Aaron Fraley, fifth grade, Covington, Ky.