The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Over 10,000 schools across the United States participate in this event. 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 Maryland State Geobee competition. State champions are then invited to compete in the national championship.
This is the second year that Northern Middle School has participated in this event. In Mrs. Carr's 6th grade Geography classes, the National Geographic Society's Geobee Maryland state qualifier test was administered to 96 students.
Tim Brands is the Northern Middle School winner coming in at 1st place overall. He will participate in the Maryland State Geobee on March 27, 2020.
The following 6th grader's placed in the top 5 of the 6th-grade class:
Tim Brands - 1st place; Lyndsai Sharpless Pitts - 2nd place; Hayden Gring - 3rd place; Charles Ballon - 4th place; and Landon Yoder - 5th place.
The following students received the next top honors in their overall classes:
Molly Macgruder, Paige Yommer, Madalynn Wilkens, Abigail Doerr, Aubrey Hanline, Rachel Mager, Brody Savage, Bobby Joe Harbaugh Wolfe, and Lucas Oliveiro.
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