Winner of the Hollis-Brookline Middle School National Geographic Geography Bee
Hollis-Brookline Middle School eighth grader and Brookline resident Anneli DiVirgilio is this years winner of the Hollis-Brookline Middle School National Geographic Geography Bee. The National Geographic Geography Bee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The bee, held every year since 1989, is open to students in the fourth through eighth grades in participating schools from the United States. Students from nearly 10,000 schools 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.
The National Geographic GeoBee includes three levels of competition; school, state, and national. Schools conduct a GeoBee and name a school champion. The school champion then moves on and takes a proctored online qualifying test and the top 100 ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the state level GeoBee competition which will be held at Keene State University on March 29, 2019. State champions then travel to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship. Anneli was notified by National Geographic on March 4, 2019 that she was among the top 100 ranked students in New Hampshire.
Congratulations and good luck Anneli! Hollis-Brookline is proud of you!