Byron-Bergen Junior High students
participated in the National Geographic Society's Geography Bee on Tuesday,
January 8th, 2019. Based on a written
test taken in December, twenty-four of our students were asked to participate
in our annual school level Bee. All
participants answered questions in the preliminary rounds, which were used to
determine who would compete in the finals.
Congratulations to all the
participants: 7th graders
included Braedyn Chambry, Grayson Erion, Hanna Loewke, Naomi Mathias, Stephanie
Onderdonk, Brendan Pimm, Carter Prinzi, Lukas Volkmar, Lydia Zaffran, and Megan
Zwerka. 8th graders included Jack
Benstead, Dayanara Caballero, Cameron Carlson, Caris Carlson, Evan Cuba, Kendan
Dressler, Gianni Ferrara, Frank Hersom, Libby Piper, Abigail Raccuia, Andrew
Rimmerman, Alexandria Schuck, Matthew Tanner, and Nicholas Zwerka.
Students who qualified for the
Final Round were Jack Benstead, Grayson Erion, Libby Piper, Andrew Rimmerman,
and Lukas Volkmar.
The top two contestants Jack
Benstead and Libby Piper went on to compete in the Championship Round. After several questions, Libby was declared
the Geography Bee champion. She was given a medal from the National Geographic
Society and awarded a $35 Amazon gift card.
As the runner-up, Jack received a $15 Amazon gift card.
Libby will now complete a written
test, which will be submitted to the National Geographic Society. If her score is among the highest from New
York State, she will be asked to participate in the state level bee. The winner in each state competes in the
National Geography Bee in Washington, D.C.