Granby Memorial Middle School student Caelum Janski has been raising more than a few eyebrows among teachers and peers this year. Not only did the 8th grader win the school-wide geography bee, he qualified to compete against 100 of Connecticut’s best geographers in the state geography bee. Janski represented GMMS well at the state bee in April. The National Geographic Society organizes the competition to inspire curiosity about the world and rewards national winners with scholarships.
Janski also advanced to the Connecticut History Day state competition by placing in the top three at the regional competition in March. His successful exhibit on the Trojan War was a result of months of research and collaboration with fellow 8th graders Jason Brown and Alec Jedamonov. Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6–12 that encourages exploration of local, state and national topics through research, collaboration and presentation of chosen topics of interest.
Jansli has represented GMMS admirably as a curious, motivated and engaged young man, who looks to challenge himself and to explore interests above and beyond the school curriculum.