Middle School Geography Bee Winners Announced

Left to right: teacher Keith Gunsel, Christina Bogdani, Benjamin Nace, and Principal Faye Robins.
Left to right: teacher Keith Gunsel, Christina Bogdani, Benjamin Nace, and Principal Faye Robins.

Congratulations to Stimson’s Middle School 8th graders Benjamin Nace and Christina Bogdani who were this years National Geographic Geography Bee winners. Benjamin Nace took first place while Christina Bogdani was runner up. There were a total of 37 Stimson and Silas Wood students who participated. Some of the questions the students had to answer were as follows:

•Which state is known as the Pine Tree State because of the importance of its forests and the timber industry – Connecticut or Maine?

•The Amundsen Sea borders which continent?

•Which is the term for the treeless biome in high latitudes that has permafrost-tundra or isotherm?

•The sources of the Snake and Yellowstone Rivers are in what major mountain range?

“The winner of the School Competition has taken a test to qualify for the state bee.” Said Mr. Keith Gunsel, Stimson Social Studies Teacher and Geography Bee Coordinator. “Ben represents one of the brightest minds the Stimson community nourishes and we wish him the best of luck.”