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Official 2018-19 USGO / IGB C Set National Median Scores are 72.5 for Varsity, 55 for JV

The US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee are pleased to announce that through the end of December 2018, 104 Varsity and 143 JV students have taken the C Set National Qualifying Exam. As we now calculate the National Median Scores earlier in the academic year to give everyone more lead time to prepare to attend the National Championships, we can now announce that the official C Set National [...]

2019-03-03T18:33:46-05:00January 14th, 2019|

2019 Middle School & Elementary School USGO Nationals to be Held at Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Illinois on June 7!

International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 2019 Middle School and Elementary Division National Championships of the United States Geography Olympiad will be held on the afternoon of Friday, June 7 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL (next to Chicago). This date and site are confirmed, though the exact time of the competition (likely 3:10 to 5:25pm including time for distribution and collection of materials [...]

2018-11-27T05:34:03-05:00November 27th, 2018|

Happy Holidays from USGO! Congratulations to Karan Menon of JP Stevens HS (NJ) for a perfect 100 on the C Set Exam!

Happy Holidays from the US Geography Olympiad! As of the Thanksgiving weekend, well over 100 Varsity and JV students across America had taken the 2018-2019 C Set US Geography Olympiad & International Geography Bee National Qualifying Exam. Results are being posted to the Google Sheets which are available on the Results link off the menu bar though they are also available here - the official C Set National Median Scores will [...]

2018-11-24T02:12:39-05:00November 24th, 2018|

Team USA Finishes 3rd out of 43 Teams at the 2018 International Geography Olympiad!

Team USA at the 2018 International Geography Olympiad in Quebec City. From left to right, Coach Jason Flowers, Benjamin Benjadol, Daniel Ma, Kyle Yu, Kevin Lu, and Coach Steve Muench. For the sixth straight year, the US Geography Olympiad organized the participation of Team USA at the International Geography Olympiad, which took place from July 31-August 6 in Quebec City, Canada. And for the second straight year, [...]

2018-08-13T09:39:37-04:00August 10th, 2018|

2018 Middle School and Elementary National Championships Exams Now Posted

The exams, resource booklets, and answer keys used at the 2018 United States Geography Olympiad's Middle School and Elementary National Championships (held in Atlanta on June 1, 2018) have now been posted on our past questions page here (if viewing on the homepage, click on the headline to access the post which has the clickable link). Please use these to see how you did in Atlanta if you competed [...]

2018-06-07T04:35:12-04:00June 7th, 2018|

Final Results and Rankings Now Posted for 2018 US Geography Olympiad!

Results for the US Geography Olympiad's Middle School and Elementary National Championships are now available here (if you are reading this on the homepage, click the headline to access the post where the link is active). Congratulations to our National Champions! 8th Grade: Srikrishna Darbha, Texas 7th Grade: Siddardh Budamagunta, North Carolina 6th Grade: Bianca Joaquin, Illinois 5th Grade: Lee Balkcom, Florida 4th Grade and Younger: Marc A. Lindemann Jr., New York Final rankings have been [...]

2018-06-06T23:24:32-04:00June 6th, 2018|

UPDATE: USGO Middle School & Elementary National Champions & Top Finishers Will Be Announced at 9:20pm on Sunday, June 3!

Updated on Sunday evening at 6:00pm: The 2018 Middle School & Elementary US Geography Olympiad champions and top finishers will now be announced on SUNDAY at 9:20pm in the Imperial Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, just before the start of the International Geography Bee Playoffs. If you have left Atlanta already or need to leave prior to that time, we will mail you your prizes if needed [...]

2018-06-03T18:03:18-04:00June 2nd, 2018|

Welcome to the 2018 US Geography Olympiad Middle School & Elementary National Championships!

Good luck to the (at last count) record 635 students signed up to compete in today's US Geography Olympiad Middle School and Elementary National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia! Please click here if you need your room assignment. If you're in 6th grade or younger, report to the International Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency! If you're in 7th or 8th grade, report to the Imperial Ballroom or the International rooms [...]

2018-06-01T06:30:05-04:00June 1st, 2018|

Over 500 Middle School & Elementary Students Set to Compete at USGO Nationals! Varsity & JV Nationals Exams Now Uploaded.

The US Geography Olympiad is gearing up for by far its largest National Championships ever with over 500 students set to compete in Atlanta on June 1 at our 2018 Middle School and Elementary National Championships! Remember that we'll crown a different National Champion in each of five age classifications (8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, 5th grade, and 4th grade and younger) as well as award prizes for [...]

2018-05-14T22:29:54-04:00May 14th, 2018|

Congratulations to Kyle Yu of Westlake High School (OH – Varsity) and Albert Zhang of Buchholz High School (FL – JV), 2018 National Champions!

2018 USGO Varsity Final Results: 2018 USGO JV Final Results: Congratulations to Kyle Yu in the Varsity (Westlake High School, OH) and Albert Zhang in the Junior Varsity (Buchholz High School, FL) - your 2018 US Geography Olympiad National Champions! Congratulations as well to our 2018 Team USA which will represent the USA at the 2018 International Geography Olympiad in Quebec City this summer: Kyle Yu (Westlake High School, Westlake, [...]

2018-05-15T02:47:04-04:00April 30th, 2018|
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