Scott student advances to national GeoBee competition

Scott Middle School sixth-grader Advait Singh won the National Geographic GeoBee Nebraska State Competition on March 29, held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Singh now advances to the national competition May 19-22 at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In its 31st year, the National Geographic GeoBee (formerly the National Geographic Bee) is an academic competition for grades four through eight that challenges student knowledge of geography, cultures, physical features, history and earth science. More than 2.5 million students from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States competed in the GeoBee this year. 

After winning their school GeoBee, students took an online qualifying test and the top-100-ranked students in each state advanced to the state competition. A total of 54 GeoBee state champions receive a medal, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip to the National Geographic GeoBee Championship in May.

Published: April 1, 2019, Updated: April 1, 2019