Congratulations again to eighth grader Maxwell Hatfield who was notified this week that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Colorado State Competition. The contest will be held at 1 p.m.on Friday, March 29, at the University of Denver, Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall.
The semifinals are the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 31st year. Max was our GeoBee champion earlier this school year so he qualified to take the online test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited 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 to compete in the State GeoBees.
This year, National Geographic increased the prize money for all State GeoBees. State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 19-22. Students that come in second and third place will receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.
Congratulations again Max and good luck in the state competition!