Saturday, January 12, 2013

National Geographic Bee - School Competition

School Champion: Grace
From November 12, 2012 to January 15, 2013 schools all across the nation are participating in the National Geographic Bee.  The Bee which has been in existence since 1989 challenges students in grades 4 - 8 on the geography of the world.  Participating schools hold Preliminary Rounds with all students and then conduct a Final Round with up to 10 finalists.  The 10 finalists compete until a School Champion is determined.

The School Champion then goes on to take a 60 question multiple choice test for entry into the State Level Competition.  The top 100 scorers compete for entry to the National Level Bee.

Questions for the Bee are rather tough.   Some are multiple choice and some are not. (Final round questions are NOT multiple choice and students must provide answers.) Some examples:
  • Which state is a part of the Delmarva Peninsula? Virginia/Maryland/Georgia
  • Which agent of erosion is primarily responsible for creating limestone caves?
  • Angkor Wat and Cappadocia are World Heritage sites found on which continent?
  • Which of the following countries has the longest coastline? Iraq/Iran/Kuwait
Boyden has registered to compete in the Bee for over 15 years and yesterday the students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes watched as the four 5th grade Class Champions and the four 4th grade Class Champions competed for the title: School Champion.  After several rounds the group of eight was whittled down to three (Max, Kyle & Grace) who competed in the Championship Round.

Congratulations to Room 310's very own Grace who is the 2012-2013 Boyden School Champion of the National Geographic Bee!



  1. That's FANTASTIC!!! Way to go Grace!!! Good luck on the 60 question multiple choice test...we're rooting for you all the way!!!!
    The Fair Family

  2. Grace, great job on the bee!


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