Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geography Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. With a top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship-plus other prizes the contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools are participating in the 2019 National Geographic Bee.
There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national. This year the school-wide champion at Amity Middle School in Bethany is Elise Sheehe. She will be submitting a written test to qualify to represent her school at the state level of the National Geographic Bee.
Congratulations to our Geography Bee finalists! All of our finalists did a terrific job in our school-wide competition.
Pictured left to right standing: Kristian Kasarda, Brian Scully, Ariz Nawaz, Cian Walls, Elijah Lanford
Pictured left to right kneeling: Gianna Giangrande, Elise Sheehe, Alexandra Kravetz
Photographer: Barbara Cassesse