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R9 Regional Junior Citizen Bee Held

Posted Date: 05/14/2024

R9 Regional Junior Citizen Bee Held

Middle School 6th-8th grade
The Regional Junior Citizen Bee Competition (previously known as Bee in a Box) was held March 19th & 20th, 2024. Junior Citizen Bee is a middle school version of the Citizen Bee competition held at the high school level. The competition was hosted by Law-Related Education and funded by the Sumners Foundation. Participant received gift cards and other gifts for participating. This is the 9th year for this competition.

Region 9 had 17 students from 2 middle schools compete in the Junior Citizen Bee competition! Thank you to our dedicated teachers for generously volunteering their limited free time to sponsor and support students in the competition.

Burkburnett Competitors

Burkburnett Middle School students were sponsored by Katherine Najar-Tadlock:

  • Silas Anderle*
  • Cohen Ellett
  • Alexandra Gabor*
  • O'rya Henderson*
  • Pauleen Patio*

Knox City Competitors

Knox City students were sponsored by Ricky Villanueva:

  • Lexi Abila
  • Jonah Flores*
  • Joshua Flores
  • Hunter Lerma*
  • Audri Perez
  • Hailey Phebus*
  • Samuel Ruiz
  • Bently Stroud*
  • Camden Swanson*
  • Izaiah Trevino*

*Finalist in the verbal rounds

Congratulations to the 2024 Region 9 Junior Citizen Bee winners!

1st Place, Alexandra Gabor, Burkburnett 2nd, Silas Anderle, Burkburnett 3rd, Bently Stroud, Knox City

1st Place – $100 gift card 

Alexandra Gabor, Burkburnett ISD


2nd Place - $50 gift card 

Silas Anderle, Burkburnett ISD

3rd Place - $25 gift card 

Bently Stroud, Knox City-O'Brien CISD

Alexandra and Silas have qualified to compete in the second annual Junior Citizen Bee state competition! Held virtually, students from all over the state will compete on May 7th and May 8th, 2024. We wish you both the best of luck, and thank you for representing our region!