Maplewood Geography Bee Winner Announced

Jordan Churchman (left center) and Harry Green (right center) face off in the final round as the pressure builds and the questions get much harder.
Jordan Churchman (left center) and Harry Green (right center) face off in the final round as the pressure builds and the questions get much harder.
Handling the pressure, Jordan Churchman works out one of his final answers.
Handling the pressure, Jordan Churchman works out one of his final answers.
Student Council Advisor Ms. Garafalo announces the school-wide winner Harry Green.
Student Council Advisor Ms. Garafalo announces the school-wide winner Harry Green.
Maplewood's finest
Maplewood's finest "geographers" represented their classes.
Pictured left to right- Principal D’Elia, Student Council Advisor Ms. Garafalo, Jordan Churchman, Harry Green, Student Council Advisor Ms. Hatton, and Assistant Principal Ms. Davis.
Pictured left to right- Principal D’Elia, Student Council Advisor Ms. Garafalo, Jordan Churchman, Harry Green, Student Council Advisor Ms. Hatton, and Assistant Principal Ms. Davis.

Maplewood's Student Council conducted the National Geographic Geography Bee on Friday, January 4, 2019. Fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms participated in the annual event.  Nineteen of Maplewood's finest "geographer class champions" represented their classes in the championships. It was an exciting and impressive event as students' geographical knowledge of the world was put to the test. After a solid 90 minutes of intense competition in front of a large crowd of students and teachers, a school champion was determined. We are very proud of all the students. Jordan Churchman from Ms. Vargas’s 5th-grade dual language class and Harry Green from Ms. Garafalo’s 5th-grade class faced-off in the end. Harry Green is moving forward. Best wishes Harry.

Congratulations to all of our Maplewood Class Champions: Bray Alario, Finn Bradley, Dallas Bush, Reilly Campbell, Jordan Churchman, Julia Denis, Harry Green, Jaiden Jessup, Brandon Lane, Eva Marichal, Andrea Medina, Nicholas Morelli, Jack O'Connor, Maeve O'Connor, Dean Rosengold, Shayaan Siddiqui, David Teixeira, Timothy Treubig, and Nikolas Wiggins.