Wyoming Seminary Lower School

SEM STUDENT WINS GEOGRAPHY BEE-Robert Beletsky of Wilkes-Barre, a seventh-grade student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School and the son of Ms. Marina Belkina of Wilkes-Barre and Mr. Stanislav Beletsky of Mountain Top, recently survived eight rounds to win the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee contest and a chance to continue on to state competition. Vaughn Kutish of Forty Fort, eighth grade, son of Karen and Joseph Kutish, was runner-up. Beletsky and Kutish were among about 50 students from grades 5-8 to compete in the contest. The school-level Bee, which requires students to answer oral questions on U. S. states, U. S. history, Ocean Wonders, the continents, science and other categories, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. Shown following the conclusion of the Sem Lower School National Geographic Bee are, from left: Robert Beletsky, Bee winner; Vaughn Kutish, Bee runner-up; and William Davis, Bee moderator and Sem social studies faculty.