eighth-grader Michael Finkelstein was the first-place winner in the Jonas Salk
Middle School’s annual geography bee.
Finkelstein was the last standing of 25 students
who endured a one-hour competition involving difficult questions and facts
concerning U.S. cities, continents, world geography and culturally important
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to the geography bee, the students in grades 6-8 were given a qualifying exam.
The highest scorers were then selected to compete in this 15-year Salk
tradition. The students lined up on the stage, much like a spelling bee, and
were individually asked a question. Each student was allowed to answer one
question incorrectly without being disqualified.
In the last round of the
competition, the remaining contestants answered their questions in a written
format, and the best of three was the winner.
“Just the journey to this stage is an
incredible feat,” social studies teacher Eric Rubin told the contestants.
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