Maplewood Geography Bee Winner Announced

Pictured left to right- Principal D’Elia, Student Council Advisor Mrs. Garafalo, Michael McIndoo , Connor Hamilton , Student Council Advisor Mrs. Hatton, and Assistant Principal  Mrs. Bruno.
Pictured left to right- Principal D’Elia, Student Council Advisor Mrs. Garafalo, Michael McIndoo , Connor Hamilton , Student Council Advisor Mrs. Hatton, and Assistant Principal Mrs. Bruno.
Maplewood's finest
Maplewood's finest "geographers" represented their class.

Maplewood's Student Council conducted its annual National Geographic Geography Bee on Friday, January 4, 2013. Fourth and fifth grade classroom teachers conducted a class Geography Bee. At that time a class champion was determined. Eighteen of Maplewood's finest "geographers" represented their class. It was an exciting and impressive event as students' geographical knowledge of the world was put to the test. We are very proud of all the children. Connor Hamilton and Michael McIndoo faced-off in the end. Connor is moving forward. Best wishes Connor.


Sample questions:

The North Atlantic current brings warm waters from the tropics to the west coast of which continent?

From studying physical maps you know that the North Atlantic is the area of the Atlantic that lies north of the Equator and that the entire west coast of Europe borders the North Atlantic, so you correctly answer Europe.

What is the term for a part of an ocean or sea that cuts far into the bordering landmass and may contain one or more bays?

From studying physical features on maps and using your geographical reference book to learn about physical features, you narrow your choices to two terms: bay and gulf. Since the word "bay" is used in the question, you eliminate it as a possibility and correctly answer gulf.