Academic Teams

RE students dominate in regional history and geography bees

Ransom Everglades students swept the top three places in every division of the South Florida Regional Finals of the National History Bee and International Geography Bee, both of which took place at Ransom Everglades on March 5. Parker Jelke '27 earned first place in the eighth-grade division of both events; Jaz Puri '28 earned first place in the seventh-grade division of both, and Noah Veras '29 earned first place in the sixth-grade division of both.
Students from Archimedean Academy and Blessed Trinity also competed in the event. See the full results below.

In other news, the middle school geography team of Veras, Zach Corbin-Cheah '27, Iker Fierro '28, Lucas Gonzalez '27 and Tyson Dalal '28 won the Independent Schools of South Florida Geography Bee on Feb. 28 at the Women's Club of Coral Gables, posting a 7-0 record including a 32-17 championship round victory over The Cushman School. 

The student champions will next compete at the U.S. History and Geography Bee and Bowl in Washington, D.C., in June. The middle school team is coached by faculty member Joe Mauro. 

Full results from regional bees:

History Bee
8th grade
1st: Parker Jelke '27; 2nd: Lucas Gonzalez '27; 3rd: Zach Corbin-Cheah '27
7th grade
1st: Jaz Puri '28; 2nd: Jack Gonzalez '28; 3rd: Jack Akselrad '28
6th grade
1st: Noah Veras '29; 2nd: Julian Jelke '29; 3rd: Evan Powe '29 
Geography Bee
8th grade
1st: Parker Jelke '27; 2nd: Zach Corbin-Cheah '27; 3rd: Lucas Gonzalez '27 
7th grade
1st: Jaz Puri '28; 2nd: Iker Fierro '28; 3rd: Tyson Dalal '28
6th grade
1st: Noah Veras '29; 2nd: Evan Powe '29; 3rd: Ciaran Clingan '29
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.