She scored first place in the local competition
By JEAN CARTER
Emily Loertscher, 14, a student at the Preston Junior High School, recently represented her school and southeast Idaho during the 25th annual state geography bee held in Rexburg.
Loertscher won the school’s written geography test that was submitted to the state for scoring. She was chosen as one of 85 finalists across Idaho for the state competition.
Lance Harrison, principal, attended the state finals with Emily and her parents, John and Renea.
“I am excited that Emily and many other students at Preston Junior High have a passionate interest in people and places,” Harrison said. “The school’s social studies curriculum and teachers help students identify all countries and major features located throughout the world.”
Loertscher scored first place in the Preston geography bee.
“I like learning about different cultures and countries,” said Loertscher, stating she was excited to represent Preston. Not only is Loertscher a top scholar, with a 4.0 average. In her spare time she enjoys softball and karate.
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