Seven Hancock County students will be competing in the Maine State GeoBee which will be held March 29th at the University of Maine Farmington. Students will be competing for a top prize of $1000 and a trip to Washington DC for the National Championship.

The winner of the State GeoBee will compete in Washington DC May 19-22 at the National Geographic Society Headquarters. The winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, $1000 in cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a $10,000 and $5,000 college scholarship respectively and $1000 in cash.

The 2018 Maine winner was Colin Aponte from Blue Hill.

The 2019 Hancock County contestants are:

  • Cameron Evans -7th grade- Bucksport Middle School
  • Nathan Kimball - 8th grade - Cave Hill Elementary
  • Andrew Hipsky - 8th grade - Blue Hill Consolidated School
  • Kasch Warner - 7th grade - Conners-Emerson School
  • Rebecca Aponte - 6th grade - Blue Hill Homeschoolers
  • Mackenna McDevitt - 6th grade - Hancock Grammar School
  • Teddy Dickson-Smith - 7th grade - Peninsula School

To see a full list of the Maine competitors click HERE