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Students demonstrate geography knowledge

Tom Brailey (left) and Reece Johnston finished atop the senior and junior categories respectively in Highland Secondary School
Tom Brailey (left) and Reece Johnston finished atop the senior and junior categories respectively in Highland Secondary School's segment of the Great Canadian Geography Challenge.
— image credit: Photo by Max Powsey

Highland Secondary students once again participated in the Great Canadian Geography Challenge, demonstrating their knowledge of the environment.

The top 10 junior and top 10 senior students then competed in a championship round.  Despite the questions being very difficult this year, all of these students performed well.

In the junior category, Reece Johnston placed first in a tiebreaker, Alex Jones second, and James Coates third.

Last week, Reece wrote an online provincewide test to determine whether he would continue on to the nationals.

At the senior level, Tom Brailey was first, also in a tiebreaker. Phil Schaffhauser was second, and Rory O’Brien and Tristan Zaborniak tied for third.

In previous years, Highland students have scored in the top five provincially and top 10 nationally. The Highland community eagerly awaits the results of Reece’s provincial competition bid.

— Highland Secondary School

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