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Andrew Knecht Competes in State Geography Bee
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mr. Ioanis, Calhoun Social Studies Teacher,  found out at the beginning of March that Andrew Knecht has qualified to participate in the Missouri Geography Bee on Friday, March 29, at the University of Missouri! This is a very prestigious honor, not only for Andrew, but also for our school! Only 100 students from throughout the state qualify to compete at this competition. What is even more remarkable is the fact that Andrew is not just the only student from any school in Henry County who qualified, but he is the only student who qualified from any school, of any size, that is located in an area between Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia!!!
It is a big enough honor to be selected to participate, but if Andrew ends up winning the Missouri Geography Bee, he will win $1,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., where he will have the chance to represent Missouri at the National Geography Bee at the headquarters of National Geographic. If he just so happens to win the National Geography Bee, he has a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship! A lot of dominoes have to strategically fall before that can happen, but this news is certainly the first of those to fall in place! Go Andrew, and go Eagles!

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