8th Grader Named National Geographic GeoBee Colorado State Competition Semifinalist

March 03, 2020

Micah R. ‘24 is a National Geographic GeoBee Colorado State Competition Semifina

The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Micah R. ‘24, an 8th grader at The Colorado Springs School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee Colorado Competition. The contest will be held in Denver on Friday, March 27, 2020. Congratulations, Micah!

This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 32nd year. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the fourth through eighth grades. This year, an estimated 2.4 million students competed in the GeoBee, with 8,661 students becoming school champions. School champions also took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. Up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories were invited to compete in the State GeoBees.

The GeoBee was developed in 1989 to boost geography knowledge among young people. During the past three decades, 120 million students have learned about the world by participating in the competition.

Micah R. ‘24 is a National Geographic GeoBee Colorado State Competition Semifina