Maplewood Geography Bee

Pictured are all the Maplewood class champions in grades 4 and 5. thumbnail162200
Pictured are all the Maplewood class champions in grades 4 and 5.
On January 10, 2020 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 Geography Bee. These students first competed at the classroom level and won, then moved on to the school-wide Geography Bee. Maplewood’s school champion will take an on-line qualifying test in order to possibly compete at the state level. If the school champion scores high enough and moves on to the state level, she will then have a chance to advance to the national level. The final National Geographic Geography Bee takes place in Washington, DC in the spring of 2020. There are cash prizes and scholarships available at the state and national levels. Congratulations to Maplewood’s amazing students for participating in this exciting learning experience! After several rounds of questioning, the school champion was Fiona Mockler and the runner-up was James Burroughs.

The following students were class champions (listed in alphabetical order): Sathvik Arun, Ayaan Bakshi, Harrison Basedow, Alexis Blain, James Burroughs, Tameka Hewitt, John Iemma, Copper Lee, Fiona Mockler, Maeve O'Connor, John Padovan, Justin Pimentel, Melissa Stuyvesant, Ryan Tabibzada, Lucas Tonna, Reid Tonna, Ryan Treubig, and ZiWei Zhong. Many thanks to our Student Council advisors Maria Garafalo and Lisa Hatton for organizing this event!