Congratulations to sixth grader, Tyler Nicholas. He is the Intermediate School’s 2020 GeoBee Champion! Nicholas, a student in Mrs. Lowe’s class, was one of ten finalists who competed in the school’s final championship round on Thursday, January 30th in the Intermediate School auditorium. More than 1,100 students took part in the preliminary testing round. This year’s first runner up was the only fourth grader in the contest, Addison Childs. She is a student in Mrs. Gordon’s class. This year’s third place winner was sixth grader Brody Ireland, from Mrs. Heberger’s class. Congratulations to all of our finalists.
Top Ten Geo Bee Finalists:
Nathan Bajus from Mrs. Rovinksy’s class
Telsianna Bernhardt from Mrs. Pallifrone’s class
John Burdick from Mrs. Becker’s class
Addison Childs from Mrs. Gordon’s class
Izzy Graham from Mrs. Heberger’s class
Brody Ireland from Mrs. Burrell’s class
Matthew Lanning from Miss Goodberlet’s class
Tyler Nicholas from Mrs. Lowe’s class
Boden Ristau from Mrs. Pallifrone’s class
Leon Roehrl from Mrs. Becker’s class
Developed by the National Geographic Society in 1988 to promote geographic knowledge among young people in the United States, the National Geographic GeoBee is an academic competition open to students in grades four through eight, for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).
The National Geographic GeoBee includes three levels of competition: school, state, and national. Schools conduct a GeoBee and name a school champion. The school champion takes a proctored online qualifying test and the top-100-ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the State GeoBee competition. State champions are then invited to compete in the national championship.