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O'Brien qualifies for state geography bee

"The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Robert O’Brian, a 7th grade student from Edythe J. Hayes in Lexington, Kentucky as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at Knicely Conference Center—Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on Friday, March 27, 2020.


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."


Courtesy of National Geographic GeoBee personnel