Ben Myers Wins Briar Middle School GeoBee 


Could you say where the Painted Desert is? How about which countries border the Arctic Ocean? We bet Briar Middle School 8th grader Ben Myers knows.

Ben won the local 2018 National Geographic GeoBee and will now compete on the state level for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., next May to participate in the GeoBee national championship. Prizes include cash, scholarships, and an all-expenses-paid expedition to the Galápagos Island.

The field of competitors at Briar Middle School included runner-up Kennedy Schnittker and third-place finisher Peighton Corso, Ben Parnell, Emma Manley, Anthony Douglass, Haiden Bollini, Morgan Ohlmacher, McKaylah Hartley, and Belle Ohlemacher.  

For the competition, students answered questions on geography, cultures, history, and earth science. The competition at Briar was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

The National Geographic Society developed the GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. For more than three decades, 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.

Posted by d_shaw On 28 December, 2018 at 9:00 AM