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.
First place overall, Julia Bruce from Richmond; second place overall, Allison Krier from Johnstonville; third place overall,Russell Mallery; eighth-grade winner, Arwen Adams from Richmond; seventh-grade winner, Mark Hart from Diamond View; and sixth-grade winner Tegan Gard from Richmond.