WKU will host 100 fourth- through eighth-graders from across Kentucky for the 2017 National Geographic State Bee on March 31.
The state champion will win $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Kentucky in the National Geographic Bee Championship May 14-17. (A list of students who have qualified for the state competition is available at https://sites.google.com/site/kentuckystatebee/qualifiers)
The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. The national competition’s final round will be moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca and will air on National Geographic at 7 p.m. CT May 19.
For information on the National Geographic Bee, visit www.natgeobee.org. For information on the Kentucky National Geographic State Bee, contact state coordinator Amy Nemon at (270) 745-3082 or email@example.com
Contact: Amy Nemon, (270) 745-3082