Fourth-Grader Wins Geography Bee

March 17, 2016 | Nicole Batten

The Caldwell Adventist Elementary School recently hosted a National Geographic Bee for grades four through eight on Friday, Jan. 8. Ten students participated. For the first time in school history, the winner of the bee was a fourth-grader, Jeremy Waterhouse, a resident of Caldwell. Waterhouse will go on to compete with other winners in the state of Idaho and possibly the national competition in Washington D.C.

Other participants included Anna Stone, eighth grade; Portia Kluchesky, eighth grade; Elie Chen, seventh grade; Caleb Smith, seventh grade; Jenna Waterhouse, sixth grade; Michael Mauricio, sixth grade; Abeni Nosik, fifth grade; Mikalya Creitz, fifth grade; and Everett Stone, fourth grade.

The National Geographic Bee focuses on U.S. landforms, states, capitals, bodies of water, animals, regions, populations, climates and more. Higher rounds of the bee include more world geography facts. Learn more at

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