The Weathersfield School’s Top 10 National Geographic Bee’s finalists: eighth graders Garrett Corliss, Ethan Lawyer, John MacLachlan, Jasmine Martens, Morgan McKeen, Natalie Nichols, and Hunter Watkins; seventh graders Bailey Eddy and Madison Knight; and sixth grader Zed McNaughton competed in a school-wide Geography Bee on Thursday, December 8th, 2016. The two finalists, Hunter Watkins and Garrett Corliss competed in the championship round until the winner was determined.
Garrett Corliss, an eighth grade student won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. He will advance to the next level of the competition, a written examination to determine eligibility as a state competitor. The state competition will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. The Bee will pay the transportation and accomodation expenses for the state champion to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Bee’s national championship rounds May 15 - 17, 2017.
Thanks to all the competitors, moderator Ginger Wimberg, judges/timer Kathy Dana, and Tara Smith, room set up by Bryan Woodbury, Theresa White, BJ, Ginger, and Mr. Villa’s 5th grade helpers, and computer/projector set up by Mike Walker. Thanks also to Kobe Ovitt-Farr in cleaning up with Bryan, Theresa, and Ginger.
Great job done by all!! Good luck, Garrett!