Briar Middle School students compete in National Geographic Society’s 31st annual GeoBee 

Perkins Local School District students in grades six through eight will compete in the National Geographic Society’s 31st annual GeoBee at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at Briar Middle School, 3700 South Ave., Sandusky. The GeoBee is designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.


The competition at Briar Middle School is part of a national competition among students across the United States and five U.S. territories, as well as students in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.


The champion of the Briar Middle School GeoBee will advance to the next level of competition, a qualifying test to determine state competitors. Up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state become eligible to compete in their state GeoBee.


The winner of the state GeoBee receives an all-expenses-paid trip next May to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the GeoBee national championship.


At the national championship, qualifying students will compete for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll.


The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. More than 120 million students have participated in the annual GeoBee in the past three decades.

Posted by d_shaw On 28 December, 2018 at 8:54 AM