Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here's Who Will Represent FTIS in the 2015 National Geographic Bee

Johnson fifth grader Case Grillot has advanced in this year's National Geographic Bee./Provided

Case Grillot, a fifth grader at Johnson Elementary, will represent Fort Thomas Independent Schools in vying for one of 100 spots in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee, hosted by the National Geographic Society. The national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship.

Grillot won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 27, and now faces a written test. Up to 100 top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 27, 2015.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 11-13, 2015.  The first-place national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic Magazine, $500 cash and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Award winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate the national finals in May.  The program will air on television.  Check local listings for dates and times.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world.  Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/quiz/today 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.

- Staff report

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