Locust Valley Middle School sixth grader John Hartnett was the first Locust Valley student in the school’s history to advance to the National Geographic GeoBee New York State Competition. John first won the middle school competition, which earned him the opportunity to take an online qualifying test. John’s score on that test sent him to the state level of competition. He was among only 100 students competing from across the state, with only 23 of those students coming from Long Island.
John traveled to Albany earlier this year for the state competition, which required him to answer questions about geographical locations in the United States and across the world. Although John did not advance past the state level of competition, this sixth grader held his own against his competitors who were mostly eighth graders.
Congratulations, John and thank you for representing Locust Valley so well!