This year, the National Geographic Geography Bee for Unalaska City School included competitors from 5th through 8th grade. Bruce Tan, Ian VanDeventer, Karina Villamor, Gannon McLaughlin, Bao Be, Katie Dirks, Torence Lee, Rodrey Sebastian, and Olivia Barnett represented their individual grade levels.
After several rounds of grueling competition the field was whittled down by difficult questions from around the globe, and in the end Katie Dirks prevailed. As the winner, Katie will be required to complete a qualifying test, which, if passed, will provide her the opportunity to travel to Anchorage to compete in the Alaska State Geography Bee as the representative for Unalaska. Way to go Katie, and Good luck!