Kleinman wins St. Mary's Geography Bee

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Aiden Kleinman, an eighth grade student at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City, was named the winner of the school's Geography Bee competition and now had the opportunity to advance to the state competition on April 1 at University of Missouri Columbia. State winners will advance to the national meet, set for May 22-25 in Washington D.C., and the chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. The top 10 local Geography Bee participants are pictured. In the front row, from left, are: Aiden Kleinman, first runner up Lily Masri, Marina Masri, Scarlett Forsyth and Trinity Witt. Back row: Cole Salsman, Levi Cooper, Kella Loyd, Becky Reber and Madison Gripka. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Aiden Kleinman, an eighth grade student at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City, was named the winner of the school's Geography Bee competition and now had the opportunity to advance to the state competition on April 1 at University of Missouri Columbia.