June 29, 2022

Charlie Lehourites Wins Hurley Middle School Geographic Bee

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Charlie Lehourites, an eighth grade student at Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 26, 2016 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship by correctly naming British Columbia’s largest city that hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s Cup championship game - Vancouver. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the third school round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee.

The second place winner was Jacob McKitchen. Other finalists were: Jacob Calamar, Noah Gaspar, Henry Jordan, Emily Marino, Bethany Pucino, Madison Sirois, Jack Tow, and Eric Zirkel.

Charlie will now take an online test. Up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in the state will then be eligible to compete in the Massachusetts State Bee on April 1, 2016.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the Bee national championship round May 22-25, 2016. The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a national Geographic Expeditions trip to a national park in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Good luck, Charlie!!

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