Great Canadian Geography Challenge

Highland Secondary School library recently hosted the Great Canadian Geography Challenge.

ALEX JONES AND Jon Krugel (right) topped the junior and senior categories

With the increasing interconnectedness of our global community, geographic knowledge has become even more valuable for our youth.

In recognition of this, the Highland Secondary School library recently hosted the Great Canadian Geography Challenge. All students participated in the preliminary round with impressive results overall.

The highest-scoring junior students competed to determine who would represent Highland at the provincial Geography Challenge.

The competition was tough with Alex Jones placing first, James Coates second and Aidan Stuart third.

Alex wrote an online provincewide test to determine whether he will continue on to the nationals.

“In the last several years, we have had a number of Highland students place in the top five at the provincial level and top 10 at the national level,” commented Tami Jerome, teacher-librarian.  “We are very pleased with Alex’s efforts at the provincial level and are waiting for the final results.”

The highest-scoring students at the senior level also competed against one another to determine the senior geography champion.

The knowledge of these students was impressive with Jon Krugel taking first place in a tie-breaker.

Tom Brailey, last year’s junior champion, took second. Rory O’Brien placed third and Phil Schaffhauser was fourth.

Throughout the Geography Challenge week, additional students and staff won prizes for their geographical knowledge.

For more information about the Great Canadian Geography Challenge, visit their website at

— Highland Secondary School

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