Ten students from Immaculate Conception Academy participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on January 10, 2020. Christian M., a 4th-grade student, won first place, with Abby N. and Gianna M., 5th-grade students, finishing in second place.
The school competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography, but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures, and physical features.
The National Geographic Society developed the GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. Over more than three decades, more than 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.
School champions, including Christian M., will take an online qualifying test; up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee. The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee national Championship in Spring 2020. Students will be competing for cash prizes, scholarships, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II. Learn more at www.natgeobee.org.
The other contestants were: Lauren W., Dylan S., Luke J., Devyn S., Aidan C., Dylan L., Abby N., Gianna M., and Lakota K.