SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Fourth-grader Mabel Emery won the Great Works School's 12th annual National Geographic GeoBee on Tuesday.
The competition featured 20 students in grades 4-5. Fourth-grader Ryder Webber took second place. Fourth-graders Luci Cox, Sophie St. Cyr and Emily Keith all tied for third place.
The school-level competition is the first round in the annual national competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Questions cover geography, cultures, physical features, history and earth science.
As the school winner, Mabel will take an online qualifying test and up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their state GeoBee in the spring. Winners of the state GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., in May to participate in the GeoBee national championship, competing for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses-paid expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll. For more information, visit natgeobee.org.