NPS Middle School Students Participate In National Geographic GeoBee

NPS Middle School Students Participate In National Geographic GeoBee
Posted on 02/06/2019
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Middle school students from across the district showed off their geography expertise in school-based National Geographic GeoBee competitions in January. The first place winners now await the results of an online-proctored test, which will be available in early March. The top 100 ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the state level GeoBee competition. The designated state champions attend the national championship in Washington, D.C. in May.


Congrats To The 2019 NPS GeoBee Winners:


Nathan Hale Middle School

First Place: John Bova
Second Place: Sean Tagariello
Third Place: Natalia Mandujano


Roton Middle School

First Place: Joe DiChiaro

Second Place: Robbie Gatt


Ponus Ridge Middle School

First Place: Alex Perisanidis

Second Place: Gavin Volpe

Third Place: Emily Gonzales


As part of the 2018-2019 Priority Outcomes under the NPS Strategic Operating Plan, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic competitions. These events include regional, state and national competitions such as Invention Convention, the National Geographic State Bee, NPS district STEM Expo and more. Engaging in competitive arenas provides students with an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their intellectual expertise, skill and talent.


The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion.