After several highly competitive rounds, Tobi Gomez won Cos Cob's 2019 National Geography Bee.
This year we had 26 students in 4th and 5th grade participate in the annual competition and showed how much they know about our states, capitals, countries, world economy, and exotic locations. Congratulations to Tobi Gomez, Dylan Conte, Adam Salmanov, Mark Asada, Gabriel Dunleavy, Sammy Wells, William Scott, Elliott Ornstein, and Aneesha Jayasuriya (James Mora not pictured) who advanced to the final round.
Thanks to 5th grade teacher Katy Young who has sponsored this event with our Cos Cob students for the past several years. Her dedication and hard work brought one of our students to the State level for two years in a row!
The National Geographic Bee Society holds the National Geographic GeoBee for students in the fourth through eighth grades. Tobi advanced to the next level of competition which was a qualifying test to determine our state competitors. Results will be announced on March 1. Up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state will become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee in early April. The winners of the State GeoBees, typically 8th graders, receive an all expenses-paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., next May to participate in the GeoBee national championship.