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The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.
Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion. In January, each school’s winner takes a test to determine his or her eligibility to participate in the state-level of competition. The winner from each state goes to the National GeoBee held in Washington, D.C. in April.
At Rochambeau in December, preliminary grade-level competitions were held to determine
the top six finishers plus two alternates. Our school GeoBee was held on January 16th, and
Frederic McQuibban from 4e was the winner. He has been competing in our school’s
GeoBee every year since CM1! Second place was Benjamin Fonseca from 6e, and third place
was Arthur Duval from 5e, last year’s Rochambeau winner.
Congratulations to our winners, and to all the students who competed this year. We are so
proud of their effort. Rochambeau has participated in the National GeoBee for 15 years!