It is that time of year again - Geography Bee time!
All middle school students competed in the 2nd Annual Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School Geography Bee this past Monday. Previous to that we had our Geography Week to get students pumped up and prepared for the Bee. This year our ten finalists from the middle school were Lizzy Bennett, Megan Howard, Ben van Paassen, Cody Turgeon, Darren O'Connor, Andre Maincent, Mike Tremblay, Cody Mileti, Chantal Watson and Ty Hebert.
The finalists battled during the Geography Bee, which was in the gym in front of grades 3-8, and came down to Megan Howard and Ben van Paassen in the Championship Round. Ben won on knowing that the Philippines consists of over 7,100 islands and is on the eastern edge of the South China Sea. Ben will now take a qualifying test to see if he makes it to the New Hampshire Geographic Bee, where that winner goes to Washington D. C. and the National Geographic Bee.
Congrats to all our contestants and good luck to Ben!