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WKU hosting 2017 National Geographic State Bee March 31

Results update: Lexington eighth-grader wins 2017 Kentucky Geographic Bee

WKU will host 100 fourth- through eighth-graders from across Kentucky for the 2017 National Geographic State Bee on March 31.

The state competition will begin with preliminary rounds at 9 a.m. CT followed by the final round at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road.

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 amy.nemon@wku.edu

Contact: Amy Nemon, (270) 745-3082

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