For the 26th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. The classroom level of the National Geographic Bee will be held in early January in the social studies classes. The winner from each class will compete against the other classroom-level winners from his or her grade-level in January. The three grade-level winners will then compete for the school championship and advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine state competitors. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $50,000 college scholarship, at the national competition May 19-21, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Paul Lyons, the 6-1 English and Social Science teacher, oversees our school’s Geography Bee. There will be three grade-level Bee winners and then we will have a competition between the grade-level finalists to determine who represents the school for the state competition.