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Turner Geography Bee Winners

 

January 15, 2020

Geography Winners for the Local level at the Turner School in grades 4-8th are L-R, Bridget Reed, first place. She is the daughter of Anita and Steve Reed of Turner. Second place winner was Avery Fox. He is a fifth grader and is the son of April and Brian Fox of Turner. Great job to all the participating students and especially to both these winners.

Grades four through 8 from Turner School participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee this week. Bridget Reed a 6th grader won first place, and Second place was awarded to Avery Fox.

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. Over more than three decades, more than 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.

School Champions, including Bridget Reed, 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. The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee national championship in Spring 2020. Students will be competing for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II. Learn more at http://www.natgeobee.org.

In addition to the GeoBee, National Geographic also offers classroom resources, student experiences and professional development opportunities for educators.

 
 

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