Studying the map.
Thinking really hard. Actually he was totally laid back the whole time. Sometimes he was even laying his head down on his desk and looked really bored. It didn't even phase him!
Max with the 2nd and 3rd place winners, both 8th graders.
I love that he's a whole head shorter than both of them!
With Mr. Miller, one of his favorite teachers.
Extremely proud (and shocked) parents.
He also received this commemorative coin and a certificate.
As a side note: Immediately following this he ran back to his class to do the class spelling bee. Unfortunately he didn't win it this year and will not be competing in the school bee. I'm pretty sure the excitement from the geography bee didn't help his focus. He did place 3rd so if the other 2 are unable to compete he'll get to go. It's all right and he was okay with it... he's placed 4th in the school for the last 2 years... time to give someone else a chance. Abby also did really well in her class. She placed 6th out of 25. She was pretty disappointed but we are really proud of how well she did. She got out on the word "paragraph"- pretty tough word for a 2nd grader!