After a schoolwide competition among 50 students, six finalists advanced to the Shaker Junior High School Geography Bee. Superintendent Corr moderated the event, which involved high-level questions pertaining to national and international geography. Congratulations to the 2016 champion, Shashank Garg, on his hard-earned victory.
Garg will move on to the NYS qualifier round to try to earn one of the 100 spots in the NYS geographic bee competition. Garg is a 7th grade student in Mr. Wallingford’s class.
2016 SJHS Geography Bee participants:
Champion: Shashank Garg (Calhoun 7)
1st Runner Up: Dean Hartl (Houston 7)
Max Jackson (Clay 8)
Aarya Kaushik (Norris 8)
Michael Palladino (Norris 7 )
Daniel Wissenbach (Houston 7)
Special thanks to judges, Mr. Harris, Mrs. Kerr, and Mr. Meyer, and social studies teachers Mr. Coughlin, Mr. Berti, Mrs. Peterson, and Mrs. Allard for their support.