Tuesday, January 22, 2013

There Were 10, Tnen Two, and Finally One


The kickoff for this yearʼs Bee was the week of November 12th, with thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories participating. The school winners will now take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on April 5, 2013. Maineʼs State Bee will be held at the University of Maine at Farmington.

The National Geographic Society is one of the worldʼs largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Societyʼs mission is to inspire people to care about the planet.

The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on
geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. This yearʼs Bee was sponsored by Google. The school finalists included: Nate Dealamen, Joan Estabrook, Zach Hamilton, Joe Inger, Olivia OʼHalloran, Cal Owen, Ravi Patel, Carolyn Snow, Sage Watterson, and Tucker Whitney.

Ravi Patel ( left), an 8th grade student at HMS, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Monday, January 14th and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Along side Ravi is Nate Dealaman, the runner-up.

No comments:

Post a Comment