Monday, January 13, 2014

Geography Bee 2013-2014

The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee. The school finalists included:

7th Grade students: Olivia Feeley, Mackenzie Peloquin, Justin Pietropaoli, Lula Rasor and Paige Reinfelder

8th Grade students: Emilie Hardel, Molly Malczynski, Cal Owen, Sam Potter and Sage Waterson

Emilie Hardel (center), an 8th grade student at HMS, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship; she will compete at the state level following a qualifying written exam. Along side Emilie is Sam Potter, the runner-up.
Mrs. Newick, Emilie Hardel and Sam Potter
Some questions the students responded to:
  1. The islands of Madura and Bali are part of which country?
  2. Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, is the highest peak on which continent?
  3. And ironically, The city of Portland is the eastern terminus for an oil pipeline that connects with Montreal, Canada. Portland is located on Casco Bay in which New England state?
Congratulations to all participants and thank you Mrs. Newick for organizing the Geo Bee.

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