Three Amherst Students Participate in Massachusetts Geography Bee

Congratulations to our local geography experts: SolomonRueschemeyer-Bailey, Jonathan Hosea, and Gareth Barr,  who participatedin the Massachusetts Geography Bee, open to only 100 students statewide.

The three students had emerged as their school champions in thisyear's school level GeoBees, held in January.  Solomon is in 6th gradeat Wildwood, Jonathan is in 6th grade at Fort River, and Gareth is a 7thgrader at ARMS. Statewide, each school champ took a  written test, inan attempt to qualify for the state bee, and these Amherst students wereamong the top 100 scorers in the state.  The state bee was held onFriday, April 9 at Worcester State College.

In Worcester, Solomon, Jonathan and Gareth competed with students ingrades 4-8, answering extremely challenging questions that were preparedby the National Geographic Society.  Questions ranged from geographicterms to historical knowledge to cultural information and currentevents.  These students all showed deep knowledge of the subject, aswell as composure and poise as they answered individual questions infront of a large audience. 

For further information about the National GeoBee, see:  www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee/.  To test your own geography knowledge, visit: www.sporcle.com/games/category/geography.  There are 195 countries in the world-- how many can you name?

Last updated July 11, 2010