Students from the North East Middle School participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on Jan. 2 and 3.
The school championship round was held on Feb. 4, in which Bridgett Fisher an eighth grade student won first place, with Sophie Burek a seventh grader winning second place and Hannah Reed a sixth grade student winning third 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.
School champions, including Bridgett Fisher, 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 State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee national championship in Spring 2020.