COLUMBUS – For the second straight year Gregory Davidchik was able to capture the Columbus elementary geography bee title.
Davidchik, who is a fifth-grader at North Park Elementary, beat out the top five, 4th and 5th graders from all five Columbus elementary schools.
Davidchik says that he discovered his skills after winning last year and that he became a geography expert by studying during supper.
“When I was younger I used to read an atlas while I was eating dinner and I just learned a lot from doing that and eventually I got really good at it and found my hidden talent last year when I won, says Davidchik.”
Davidchik now has to pass a written test and if he passes that, then he goes on to the state geography bee. The 5th grader has to beat out kids up to 8th grade if he wants to qualify for state. He actually has a solid chance to do it as last year, he was the first Columbus elementary student to make state, ever.
Other than qualifying for the written test, Davidchik also won a new electronic globe for his achievement.
The geography bee seemed to be an overall positive experience for all students who took part at Lost Creek Elementary. The judges asked the students questions about US states, national parks as well as continental geography.