2019 Indiana Geographic Bee Results

Final 10 Participants:

  1. Karthik Varigonda, Central Middle School, Columbus
  2. Lindsay Brandt, Westfield Washington Public Library Homeschoolers, Westfield
  3. Tyler Pierce, Avon Middle School North, Avon
  4. Tristan Shell, Batesville Middle School, Batesville
  5. Mason Fremion, Woodside Middle School, Fort Wayne
  6. Connor Bouton, Colonel John Wheeler Middle School, Crown Point
  7. Ezekiel Fleissner-Kates, Tri-North Middle School, Bloomington
  8. William Milliken, Riverside Junior High School, Fishers*
  9. Jude Hubner, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Carmel*
  10. Sreesragvee Atluri, Park Tudor School, Indianapolis*

*tied/eliminated during the same round

The 2019 Indiana GeoBee was extremely competitive with the students demonstrating Geographic literacy with some very challenging questions and applied knowledge.

THANKS to Dr. Ken Folks, the Indiana Department of Education Chief Academic Officer for sharing congratulatory remarks from himself and on behalf of Indiana State Superintendent Dr. McCormick.

THANKS to Dr. Rob Rebein, Dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts @ IUPUI for sharing his perspective and thoughts on Geography and the Liberal Arts … especially as needed in preparation for professional employment in compliment with other fields of study.

THANKS to Beth Barnette Knight, Director of the Office of Scholarships @ IUPUI who, on behalf of the entire campus, offered the top 10 2019 Indiana Geographic Bee finalists scholarships if the students attend IUPUI in their future: 1st Place = $20,000 scholarship; 2nd Place = $15,000 scholarship; 3rd Place = $10,000 scholarship; 4th through 10th Place = $5,000 scholarship. THANK YOU to IUPUI for supporting Indiana’s future leaders!!!

THANKS to Dr. Bob White, IUPUI’s Department of Sociology, who functions most years as the Indiana GeoBee Master of Ceremonies! Bob takes this role seriously and does a GREAT job!

For a list of all 100 qualifiers, visit https://sites.google.com/site/indianastatebee/qualifiers