Quarry Lane students, Rhea Mitr and Romal Mitr, recently represented Team USA-California at the International Geography Bee World Championships this July in Berlin, Germany.
The International Bee and Olympiad competitions included over 300 students from all over the world and lasted for 6 days. A variety of individual and team events were conducted in different venues throughout Berlin. Quarry Lane students had a stellar performance and brought back several medals and plenty of cherished moments.
The Mitrs won a total of 5 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze).
Rhea's performance allowed her to take the 1st place championship in two events (2 Gold) and 2nd place in another event (1 Silver).
Apart from the medals that were brought home, the collaboration and relationships developed with students from all over the world was a very rich experience for the Mitr sisters!
Some of the highlights from the Internationals have been compiled into a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLu6J0Hx6IM
About the International Geography Bee:
The International Geography Bee gives students around the world a chance to compete at the regional, national, and global levels testing comprehensive knowledge of world geography. Students are a part of a community of young scholars who are all striving to improve their knowledge of the world and its peoples and cultures.
The International Geography Bee World Championships in Berlin featured top, young geographers from around the world. In addition to several buzzer-based quiz competitions and written exams, the IGB offered students unique events such as Geographued, Geo Knockout, Treasure Hunt, Berlin Conference Simulation., etc. Students were given the opportunity to participate in numerous cultural and museum visits to learn more about Berlin and additionally foster the interaction with the international student community.