Ypsilanti, MI, January 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Moves One Step Closer to $25,000 College Scholarship
A 6th grade student at Huron Valley Catholic School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. This year’s Bee is sponsored by Google (visit www.google.com/educators/geo).
The kickoff for this year’s Bee was the week of November 12, with thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories participating.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 20-22, 2013. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, and a trip to the Galàpagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic (visit www.expeditions.com).
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek will moderate the national finals on May 22. The program will air on television. 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, from the App store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; from Android Market; or for Nook Color.
The National Geographic Society reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an educational program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
Contact: Tim Kotyuk, Principal - Huron Valley Catholic School, 734-483-0366