posted Jan 21, 2016, 7:36 AM by Muriel Hall
Each year, BMS students compete in the Annual GeoBee, a contest designed to inspire students to be curious about our world. On January 11, eight BMS grade-level winners competed in front of their families, GeoBee alternates, and a panel of judges (social studies dept) to showcase their geographic knowledge. After surviving multiple rounds of challenging questions posed by moderator and 8th grade teacher Sarah Arndt, three finalists emerged. When only two remained, the competitors started with a clean slate and the final championship round, consisting of three identical questions, began.
At the end of the round, Madeline Lessard, grade 8, edged out runner-up and classmate Aaron Burkett to earn the title of BMS GeoBee Champion! Third place winner was 6th grader Ethan Gray. Madeline will now complete an online written exam to qualify to advance to the NH Geographic Bee. Congratulations to all GeoBee participants!