Urban Middle School In The News

Urban Middle School Geography Bee
Urban Middle School held a Geography Bee in each of their social studies classes during the month of November. The top students then competed in  a grade level Geography Bee. The following students competed in the school wide geography bee held in December. Representing 6th grade: Andre Melendez, Owen Dominguez and Maxwell Schmidtke.  Representing 7th grade: Duncan Fox, Ben Weimer and Ethan Trass and representing 8th grade: Jose Salazar, Ben Schlei and Kyle Kertscher.  All contestants received a certificate.

In the school wide Geography Bee - Ben Scheli took third place and was also awarded a pin. Ethan Traas placed second and also received a pin.  Jose Salazar was the winner of the Urban Geography Bee and received a medal. Salazar will advance to the next level of competition, which is a written examination to determine state competitors.

All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize of a $25,000 college scholarship at the national competition May 20 – 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. School-wide Geography Bee competitors at Urban Middle School. Jose Salazar was the winner of the Urban Geography Bee and received a medal.


Back row:Jose Salazar, Ben Weimer, Kyle Kertscher, Ben Schlei, Andre Melendez
Front row:Maxwell Schmidke, Duncan Fox, Ethan Trass, Owen Dominguez

Urban Middle School first place winner Jose Salazar.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 15, 2013