This is a correction to the original post, which incorrectly identified the winner as Aiden Wong.
After a grueling and tense competition, it took two overtime rounds to finally crown Wheatley’s newest 8th Grade Geography Bee champ: Aidan Pereira! Aidan edged out Saman Suleman just as time was expiring in the competition! Aidan has earned the right to continue on in the National Geographic Bee competition.
Congratulations to all of our competitors, who earned the right to compete on stage after scoring well on the in-class assignment. A big “thanks” to the 8th Grade teachers, Mr. Shannahan and Ms. Schwartz, along with Mr. McConaghy (who served as a very capable moderator).