Dec. 20, 2018
Sixth grader wins school-level
National Geographic Bee
Sixth grader Rohan Mehta is the first-place winner in the school-level National Geographic Bee at Boyce Middle School. Rohan now advances to the qualifying exam – the top 100 qualify to compete at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Bee on March 29, 2019, in Harrisburg.
Earning a second-place finish was sixth grader Nate Stohl and tying for third were fifth graders Lylah Kateeb and Braidyn Recker.
The National Geographic Bee, in its 31st 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. Each state champion represents his/her state in the National Geographic Bee Championship May 19-22, 2019, at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.