Students take on Geography Challenge

Wrenn Yano, Kylie Paddison overall winners at 100 Mile House Elementary School

Grade 6 student Kylie Paddison

Grade 6 student Kylie Paddison

What is the largest cat species in Canada?

What country was hit by a massive tsunami in 2011?

What bridge connects Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick?

These were a few of the questions 100 Mile House Elementary School students tackled at the 2016 Great Canadian Geography Challenge on Jan. 21.

Teachers tallied correct answers while finalists from Grade 7 and Grades 4-6 went head-to-head answering geography-related questions in the school gymnasium.

Both groups were tightly contested and the Grade 7 group needed tie-breaker questions.

Wrenn Yano was the overall winner in the Grade 7 group and Grade 6 student Kylie Paddison was the overall winner in the Grades 4-6 group.

John Jordaan won gold in the Grade 7 class; Morgan Wood won silver; and Emma Watson and Brayden Meyer-Brundage tied for bronze.

In the Grades 4-6 group, Nolan Ritchey (Grade 5) won gold; Ethan Mori (Grade 4) won silver; Ryan Scorse (Grade 5) and Kennedy Kolisnyk (Grade 6) tied for bronze.