Eight SJHS students competed for the opportunity to represent the school at the New York State Geographic Bee, by showcasing their geographic knowledge during the school’s Geographic Bee, held on Jan. 13. To qualify for the building level bee, each of these students had to win a block level Geography Bee, a competition against several classmates.
Kelly Yoon: Norris 7
Joe Peregrim: Calhoun 7
Timofy Orlioglu: Houston 7
Ansel Asch: Houston 8
Mary Lorini: Norris 8
Abhinav Mehta: Clay 8
Ahmed Bawla: Calhoun 8
Tyler Wolf: Clay 7
The competition was fierce, with Superintendent Corr serving as the moderator. Tyler Wolf won the school championship, and will now complete a written qualifying exam to determine whether or not he can compete at the NYS Geographic Bee in March.
Thanks and congratulations to each of these students for their efforts in preparing for the competition.
Sample questions given during the Geographic Bee:
The Gila River flows south of Phoenix and is a tributary of what major river? (Colorado River)
Lewes, located just west of Cape Henlopen, was founded in 1631 as a Dutch settlement in which mid-Atlantic state? (Delaware)