Mater Christi School Holds Local GEO Bee Competition

January 29, 2016

Mater Christi School held its local GEO competition on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 with teachers and students in grades 3-8 applauding the efforts of the ten contestants. The following students scored the highest in their classes, making them eligible to participate in the school’s GEO Bee (in order by their photo, posing with Mr. Brent Tremblay, GEO Bee advisor):

  1. John “J.B” Bahrenburg, 8th Grade – Shelburne
  2. Chris Haigney, 6th Grade – Charlotte
  3. Logan Sheppard, 5th Grade – Colchester
  4. Mohammed Kanneh, 5th Grade – South Burlington
  5. Ben Harrison, 6th Grade – South Burlington
  6. Michael Walsh, 8th Grade – Shelburne
  7. Teddy Loescher, 4th Grade – Burlington
  8. Tyler Rowley, 7th Grade – Milton
  9. Isabella Magg, 8th Grade – Shelburne
  10. Caleb Matosky, 7th Grade – Shelburne

Isabella Magg, an eighth grader, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. Isabella will next take a written test to qualify her to enter the state level bee which is scheduled for April 1, 2016 at Middlebury College.

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee, using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage schools to include geography in their curriculums, spark student interest in the subject, and raise public awareness about geography.

Sister Joanne LaFreniere, RSM
Director of Public Relations and Spiritual Life