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Mokena Junior High School Principal Michael Rolinitis presents eighth-grader Uthman Boudjerda with a plaque after Boudjerda claimed the top spot in the school’s annual Geography Bee Friday, Jan. 10. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
Mokena Junior High School students cheer on their classmates during the school’s annual Geography Bee Friday, Jan. 10. Ten students competed for the chance to advance to the state level, but it was eight-grader Uhtman Boudjerda who took the crown.
T.J. Kremer III, Editor
8:18 am CST January 13, 2020
An instant-classic showdown took place in the Mokena Junior High School gymnasium Friday, Jan. 10. A battle so well played that none who were there will likely soon forget it.