Eighth-grader maps his way to Geography Bee title

State event to be held in April with the winner getting an all-expense paid trip to Washington for national competition

ANUSH K., Watertown Splash staff

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Eighth-grader George Darmody will represent Watertown Middle School at the statewide Geography Bee after winning the schoolwide Geography Bee last month.

George was one of 10 WMS students who competed in the annual event in the auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 23. He received a Globe and a 2015 Almanac presented to him by Kimo Carter, the principal of Watertown Middle School.

The statewide Geography Bee will take place in Worcester in the beginning of April, and George will prepare with the help of Eleanor Donato, a World Geography teacher at WMS. The top 100 students in the state will compete for the role of representing Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., during the final Geography Bee.

The winner of the statewide competition will get an all-expenses paid trip to D.C. in order to compete in the final Geography Bee, as well as to relax for a few days after.

During the final competition, participants from all over the United States and Puerto Rico will be presenting their knowledge in a geographical way.

When the competition is over, the winner will be gifted with a free membership to National Geographic, a trip to the Galapagos Islands, and a $50,000 college scholarship!

“We’ve never had someone from Watertown compete in D.C.,” says Donato.

George and his family are sure hoping they can change that. All of Watertown is wishing him good luck!

–Jan. 21, 2015–

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