George Montgomery

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George Montgomery, a fourth grader at Jaffrey Grade School, will compete at Keene State College on March 27 for a chance to earn a spot in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition.

The National Geographic Society named George Montgomery, a fourth grader at Jaffrey Grade School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at Keene State College on Friday, March 27.

This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 32nd year. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the fourth through eighth grades. School champions also took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. Up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states were invited to compete in the State GeoBees.

State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, 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.