Lincoln holds Geography Bee
Roy Carter, a student at Lincoln Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 10, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level bee, during which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee.
The kickoff for this year’s Bee was the week of Nov. 11, with thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories participating. The school winners, including Roy Carter, will now take a written test, and up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee April 5, 2013.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip in Washington, D.C., for the state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 19-21, 2014. The first-place national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.