Ash wins CCS geography bee

Community Christian School seventh grader Dylan Ash placed first in Community Christian School’s National Geographic Geography Bee.

Ash and seven other finalists recently competed for the school’s championship title.

All students in grades four through eight at Community Christian School started out in a preliminary competition with eight finalists moving on. Joining Ash in the finals were Shelby Wicklund (8th grade), Nick Larsen (7th grade), Craig Santema (7th grade), Michael Schimming (7th grade), Joseph Rosenberg (6th grade), Gracie Ash (4th grade), and Ryan Droogsma (4th grade). Craig Santema placed second and Joseph Rosenberg third.

Ash will now take a written test that will be graded by a panel through the National Geographic Society to determine if he will compete at the state level.