Richmond Elementary School graciously hosted the Lassen County Geography Bee. It has been held every year, minus last year’s 2021 COVID year, since it was begun in the late 1980s, shortly after the National Geography Bee contest was organized. The Bee’s purpose is to encourage the love for and study of geography. Knowing where and how the world operates is vital to understanding ourselves and our increasingly interdependent world.
Volunteers now organize the local Geography Bee, but the atlases were paid for by the Lassen County Office of Education and Margie’s Book Nook.
Fourth- and fifth-grade overall, winner Astrid Morales from Meadow View; fourth- and fifth-grade overall winner, Wyatt Bruce from Richmond; third overall winner, Clarssa McGarva from Johnstonville, fifth-grade winner Matthew Granderson from Richmond; and fourth-grade winner Rebel Roberts from Meadow View.