Tisbury geography bee

Danielle Middleton, winner of the 2016 Tisbury School Geography Bee, shakes hands with Tisbury school principle John Custer. Photo Courtesy of Whitney Burke

By Whitney Burke

Eighth grader Danielle Middleton won the 2016 Tisbury School National Geographic Society Geography Bee. After claiming victory in her classroom competition, she met six other winners in the school final. In the championship round, Danielle correctly answered all three questions:

1) Gray wolves were once wiped out from Yellowstone National Park, but have made a comeback in recent years due to conservation efforts. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming, Montana, and which other state? (Idaho.)

2) In the popular Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling, Harry catches a train to Hogwarts at King’s Cross Station in what major European city? (London.)

3) British Columbia’s largest city hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship game. Name this city. (Vancouver.)

Fifth grader Matthew Pouliot was the runner-up. Other contestants included Peter Burke (grade 8), Lexie Gardner (grade 7), Ruairi Mullin (grade 6), Linus Munn (grade 5), and Nate Porterfield (grade 7).