On December 20, Mason Intermediate School held its annual National Geographic Geography Bee sponsored by Google.
The elementary school’s social studies teachers held their own preliminary and qualifying rounds earlier in the year. Out of the school’s over 2,400 fourth, fifth and sixth graders, 86 students participated in the school-wide bee representing their classes. After many intense rounds, two contestants were narrowed down to two championship finalists: sxith grader Justin Weckstein and fifth grader Shreyas Rao. After a long and intense final round, Rao from team Carpe Diem won!
As the 2016-2017 Mason Intermediate School Geography Bee winner, Rao will take a qualifying test to determine if he qualifies for the state competition on March 31.
“We wish Shreyas the best in his preparation, and are proud to have him represent Mason Intermediate!“ said Valerie Spaeth, sixth grade social studies teacher and geography bee coordinator