Runner up honors go to Andrew Traynor and Benjamin Park.
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Carra Wu, a Deer Path Middle School Eighth Grader won the school’s Geography Bee recently coming in ahead of all entrants, according to a release from Lake Forest School District 67. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Eighth grader Andrew Traynor was the first runner up followed by fifth grade student Benjamin Park. The event was organized by teachers Diane Oppenheim and Barb Binversie, according to the release. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Seventh grader has the answer when it counts.
Bagherhat, a city southwest of Dhaka that has a historic mosque, is in the lowlands north of the Bay of Bengal in what country? Know the answer? Tommy Geschke did. The School of St. Mary seventh grader correctly answered Bangladesh to become the third person in his family to be crowned Geography Bee champion Wednesday. “I was thinking about countries that I knew in Asia and southeast Asia, and areas around there,” Geschke said of formulating his answer. Any doubts about the answer? “I was confident it was the right answer. I know that one,” he said. The contest was originally slated to take place last week, but the snow blizzard canceled school and Geshke had to wait a week. Normally that wouldn’t be a big deal, but Tommy comes from a …