King’s Gate 4th – 8th grade students participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on January 28, 2020. Trynitie, a 6th grade student, won first place in the competion and Hunter McCown, a 4th grade student, won second 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.
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. King’s Gate middle school Geography teacher, Hannah Commodeca, said of the annual competition, “I enjoy giving students a competitive outlet that still encourages academics.”
School champions, including Trynitie, will take an online test in hopes of being one of the top 100 test scorers eligible to advance to their State GeoBee. Winners who qualified for the state-level competition will be announced Monday, March 2nd.