Cousino qualifies for GeoBee nationals
STARKSBORO — The results are in, and the National Geographic Society has named Reed Cousino, a 5th-grader at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester on Friday, March 27.
This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the 4th through 8th grades. School champions also took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. Cousino is included in the up to 100 top-scoring students in Vermont invited to compete in the 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, where they will compete for additional cash, awards and college scholarships. The second- and third-place state GeoBee winners will receive cash awards of $300 and $100 respectively.
The 2020 National Championship will take place May 18-21 at National Geographic headquarters.
Good luck, Reed!
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