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National Geographic Bee

By: Kayla L

Ten Valley students, sixth through eighth grade, competed in the National Geographic Bee on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. For the 21st year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories. DJ I, the winner from Valley Community, will advance to the next level of competitors. DJ will now have to take a written test. Up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in their state Bee on April 3, 2009. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship, and a lifetime membership in the Society.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the National Geographic Bee national championship on May 19 and 20, 2009. The winner, along with the $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership, will travel to the Galapagos Islands with “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek and the “Jeopardy” Clue Crew. The winner will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscape of Galapagos.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic has funded more then 9,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy.

 Other Valley Participants include: 6th grade- Kolby P, Alisha M, Allyson R, Emily A, and Dakota N. 7th grade- Dakota M, and Kjerstin M. 8th grade- Katy A, and Dawn T.

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