Two Elementary Students Top 10 Finalists at Iowa National Geographic GeoBee

Nirmal Melam and Abhinav Kommana GeoBee FinalistsTwo Waukee Community School District elementary students participated in the finals of the Iowa National Geographic GeoBee on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Fourth-grader, Nirmal Melam from Woodland Hills and fifth-grader, Abhinav Kommana, from Maple Grove were top 10 finalists at the state competition.

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students in grades four through eight for their curiosity about the world. The GeoBee includes three levels of competition; school, state, and national.

School competitions took place in January. The winner from each participating school then took an online test to qualify for the state competition, only the top 100 scores advanced. Melam placed seventh and Kommana placed fourth at the State GeoBee.  Congratulations to both of these students for their accomplishment.