Alaska students will compete in the National Geographic state-level Bee Friday, April 4 at the Egan Center in Anchorage. One hundred fourth through eighth graders from schools across the state will participate. The contestants each won their school’s bee and passed a qualifying test.
Students are quizzed not just on geographic locations but must also be familiar with the inter-connectedness of geography, current events and map terminology.
|Brian Ross, left, Geographic Bee moderator in 2013, takes a selfie with Kenny Petrini of Central Middle School at last year's bee. Petrini was the state champion.|
For additional information on the National Geographic Bee and sample questions please visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.