The National Geographic Society named Maxwell Dockweiler, a fifth grader at Community School of Naples, as a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. After winning the CSN Lower School GeoBee, Maxwell was eligible to take the online test to qualify for the Florida state competition. He is one of only 100 participants in the entire state who were chosen to compete at this next level. The vast majority of these students are in grades 6-8. Maxwell is one of four students who qualified from Naples, the only elementary student in our area to qualify, and one of only eight elementary students in the entire state to qualify.
The state competition will be held at Jacksonville on March 27, 2020.