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Bethel Middle School Student Akhil Kosanam Placed 4th in the State in the National Geographic ‘Geo Bee’

Report by Paula Antolini, April 4, 2019, 5:46PM EDT

Congratulations to Bethel Middle School 7th grade student Akhil Kosanam!! He competed in the state National Geographic “Geo Bee” (Geography) and placed 4th in the state!

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

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 state level GeoBee competition. State champions then travel to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship.

Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States competed in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion.

The GeoBee State Competitions were held on March 29, 2019. State GeoBee qualifiers are listed at NatGeoBee.org/result. May 19-22, 2019 is the National Championship held at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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ABOUT THE GEOBEE

Developed by the National Geographic Society in 1988 to promote geographic knowledge among young people in the United States, the National Geographic GeoBee is an academic competition for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).