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National Geographic Geography Bee Competitors Announced

For the 31st year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic GeoBee for students in the fourth through eighth grades. This is our first year of participation in the National Geographic GeoBee – in the middle school.  Thousands of schools are competing in this year’s contest from all across the United States and the five U.S. territories. Also competing are Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.  The champion of the Apollo-Ridge 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 winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., this 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.  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.  Over more than three decades, 120 million students have participated in the GeoBee. For more information click here: www.nationalgeographic.org/bee

These A-RMS students will compete in the school level competition on January 25, 2019 at 5:00pm in the Middle School Media Center:

  • Ryan DeSantis
  • Cooper Gourley
  • Mathias Bernat
  • Mirabella Andree
  • Justin Weng
  • Eli Mumaw
  • Jessica Ross
  • Maddie Smoyer
  • Landon Arndt
  • Ryan Garrone
  • Ava Whitlinger 

Congratulations to these students and good luck at the local level competition!  



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