After many rounds and weeding out the competition from across the state, Grisham Middle School seventh-grade student Disha Nistala earned fourth place at the National Geographic State GeoBee.
The competition gathers the top 100 geography students in Texas to test their global knowledge. To enter the competition, each student had to win their school contest and then take an online qualifying exam. The top 100 scores are then invited to the Texas State Competition. From those 100, they narrow it down to top 10 within the first hour.
“We are incredibly proud of Disha and her dedication to knowledge and geography,” said Grisham Principal Paige Hadziselimovic. “Disha’s success is a testament to her drive and the support from her parents and teachers.”
This is the 31st year that the National Geographic Society has held the National Geographic GeoBee for students in the fourth through eighth grades.