Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW
Menu
Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

Star Valley Middle School Student Tops National Geographic State Bee

April 30, 2018

Star Valley Middle School eighth-grader Preston Buehler, from Afton, won the 30th anniversary edition of the National Geographic State Bee in Casper Friday, April 6. It was Buehler’s second straight state geography bee title.

Sponsored by the Wyoming Geographic Alliance and the University of Wyoming Department of Geography, and in partnership with National Geographic, 50 fourth- through eighth-graders competed in the daylong competition.

As the Wyoming winner, Buehler is now eligible for the national competition at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 20-23.

Casper’s Isaac Watkins, a Woods Learning Center eighth-grade student, was the Wyoming state runner-up, and Aidan Coberly, an Upton Middle School eighth-grade student, placed third.

Besides Buehler, Watkins and Coberly, the other top 10 finalists and their hometown schools were:

-- Ethan Buermann, Sage Valley Junior High School, Gillette, seventh grade.

-- Megan Eberle, UW Lab School, Laramie, eighth grade.

-- Thomas Faber, Laramie Middle School, eighth grade.

-- Maggie Daniel, Etna Elementary School, Green River, sixth grade.

-- Brandon Logan, Summit Elementary School, Casper, fifth grade.

-- Jake Massar, Tongue River Middle School, Ranchester, eighth grade.

-- Andrew Neuendorf, Baldwin Creek Elementary School, Lander, fifth grade.

For more information about the state geography bee, call Jacqueline Shinker, UW Department of Geography associate professor, at (307) 766-3320 or email jshinker@uwyo.edu.

Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929

Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon