Lindsey Parker, an eighth grade student at Timberlane Middle School in Hopewell Township, won the school’s National Geographic Bee on January 7, 2016, along with a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 28th Annual National Geographic Bee.
Thousands of schools around the United States, and in the five U.S. territories, are participating in the 2016 Bee. The school champions, including Lindsey Parker, will take a qualifying 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 1, 2016.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 22-25, 2016. The first place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a National Geographic Expeditions trip to a national park in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
The national finals will air on television on the National Geographic Channel and PBS stations. Check local listings for dates and times.
Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at: www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses 10 new questions a day, or by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1,000 questions culled from past Bees, available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; from the Android Market; or for NOOK Color.
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