• March 6, 2018

    Sixth grader named semifinalist in PA geography bee

    Louis Gargani A Boyce Middle School student has been named a semifinalist in the 2018 Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee. Sixth grader Louis Gargani scored among the top 100 on the qualifying exam that was administered to school-level champs throughout Pennsylvania.

    The 2018 Pennsylvania State Bee will be held on Friday, April 8, 2018, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

    The National Geographic Bee, in its 30th year, is open to students in grades four through eight. Students first compete at the school-level to determine school champions, who then complete a qualifying test that is submitted to the National Geographic Society. The 100 top-scoring students in each state are invited to compete in the State Bees.

    To celebrate the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, the cash prize for the top three students in each state has doubled. Each state champion will receive $200, the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition” and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent his/her state in the National Geographic Bee Championship May 20-23, 2018, at the National Geographic Society headquarters. Students who place second will receive $150 and those who finish third will receive $100.

    The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Second- and third-place finishers will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively.

    National Geographic will stream the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship starting May 24, 2018, at www.natgeobee.org.