Marcus Zagorski Wins Maplewood Geography Bee

Winners from each class who competed in the Geography Bee are to be congratulated.
Winners from each class who competed in the Geography Bee are to be congratulated.
Left to right: Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia, Runner Up Seth Blaise, Winner Marcus Zagorski and Assistant Principal Dr. Alison Bruno.
Left to right: Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia, Runner Up Seth Blaise, Winner Marcus Zagorski and Assistant Principal Dr. Alison Bruno.

On January 9, 2015, Maplewood Intermediate School held its annual Geography Bee, which is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Maplewood’s Student Council. Eighteen fourth- and fifth-grade students competed in this year’s Geography Bee.

Students first competed at the classroom level and the winners then moved on to the school-wide Geography Bee. Congratulations to Maplewood’s school champion, Marcus Zagorski, a fourth grader in Mr. Rolon’s class.  

Marcus will now have to take a forty-two question written test comprised of both multiple choice and short response questions, in order to qualify to compete at the state level. Should Marcus score high enough and move on to the state level, he may then possibly advance to national level.

The final National Geographic Geography Bee takes place in Washington, DC in May 2015, with the first place winner receiving a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

Congratulations to Maplewood’s amazing students!