First round of GeoBee in the books


Fifteen students from Jasper Middle School participated in the school-level competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on Jan. 11. Addison Moore, a sixth-grade student, won first place, and Yash Basra, a seventh-grade student, won second place.

Addison’s parents are Alaina and Geoffrey Moore.

Yash’s parents are Gagandeep and Sukhraj Basra.

The school-level competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee.

School champions will take an online qualifying test; up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee. The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., in May to participate in the GeoBee national championship.


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