SAC student in national finals of Canadian Geographic Challenge
Jared Reinemo, Grade 9, competed in the national finals of the Canadian Geographic Challenge as one of the Top 20 students in the country.
The virtual final was held on May 29, performed in a written test and a fieldwork round. Based on the results from those two tests, the five students with the best results faced off in a live final on May 30.
"Although Jared was not one of the Top 5 students who advanced to the live final on Sunday, we are very proud of his accomplishment in making it to the National Final," says David Joiner, Head of the Candian and World Studies Department.
As a Top 20 finalist, Jared received a prize package in the mail and should be commended for his efforts in representing the School on a national level.
According to Dr. Joiner, Dhruv Krishnan '15 competed in the national final in 2012 and is the only other SAC student to have done so. That year, 53 students nationwide advanced to the nationals under a different competition format.
The 2021 version is the 26th Canadian Geographic Challenge to be held and students in Grades 4-10 will be participating, whether they are attending in-person school or learning from home.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has been making Canada better known to Canadians and the world since it was founded in 1929. Best known for its Canadian Geographic magazine, the society also supports Canadian geographical expeditions and provides grants and scholarships for cutting-edge geographical research.