Albany High's Geography Bee
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb.
28, 2018) – Students at Albany
High School assembled in the library after school to test their
knowledge of spaces, places and natural features during the Geography
Bee on Feb. 27.
The geographical contest is a student-run
event created by junior Adam Aleksic. Aleksic organized and promoted the
bee, wrote the questions and co-hosted with Albany High staff members
Liz Gialanella and Sean Fitzsimons, who also provided guidance
throughout the process.
Aleksic created the event during his
sophomore year, and lists raising geographical awareness among peers as
his top motivation, along with a lifelong fascination with the subject
After 90 minutes of good-natured and
increasingly difficult competition, sophomore Ezra Jones (pictured
center) claimed first place, with seniors Ian Boldiston (pictured on
left) and Jack Berry (pictured on right) finishing second and third,
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The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.