JACKSON, Tenn. – This is the fifth year Community Montessori has participated in the Bee and the second time Brayden Conner has won the Bee. School champions, including Conner, 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. Over the past five years, Community Montessori has had three school-level winners qualify in the Top 100 in TN and participate in the state-level bee.
The school-level 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 cultures, physical features, history and earth science.
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, 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.
The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., next May to participate in the GeoBee national championship, competing for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll. Learn more at www.natgeobee.org.
Pictured: Brayden Conner, 6th grade, winner Community Montessori NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GEOBEE; 2nd Place: Ja'Delle Ross; 3rd Place: (tie) Noah Greene & Allen Meek