Hawthorn (Literally) Goes National: Canadian Geographic Challenge

Hawthorn (Literally) Goes National: Canadian Geographic Challenge

This year, our Grade 9 class participated in the Canadian Geographic Challenge. It is a national, bilingual Geography competition for Canadian students, offered in French and English. This annual competition was created in 1995 to build student interest in geography. While it started small, this competition now has over 500 schools participating from across Canada, with more than 2 million competitors!

In February, our Grade 9s competed in the Classroom and School rounds of the Level 2 competition, for students in grades 7-10. Questions are multiple choice trivia style, that encourage students to apply their geographic knowledge and geographic thinking skills. Congratulations to all of our geographers, and particularly to the following:

Classroom Round:

Dani – 1st place

Isa and Ceci– tied for 2nd place 

Martha – 3rd place

School Round:

Lillian – 1st place

Adesuwa – 2nd place

Dani – 3rd place

Special congratulations to our first place student, Lillian, who now completed the Provincial Level 2 Competition in early April. Winners from that competition will be entered into the National Competition held in June. Best of luck, Lillian!