School eighth grader Riley Hawskworth has been notified by the National
Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete
in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition. The
contest will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 on the IUPUI campus.
This is the second
level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its
31st year. School GeoBees were held in schools with fourth- through
eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school
champion. School champions then took an online qualifying test, which they
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, 2019.
Students that come
in second and third place will receive cash awards of $300 and $100,