June 30, 2022
6th grader competes at National Science Bee
Avik Pandley, a rising sixth grader at Boyce Middle School, recently advanced to the quarterfinals in the National Science Bee – missing the semifinals by just one point. The event was held June 17-20, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.
“Avik performed really well in such a tough competition,” Rajesh Kumar, Avik’s father, said. “He is really disappointed that he missed the semis, but believe me, it was not easy to reach the quarterfinals among so many super talented kids.”
The National Science Bee is divided into several age divisions: Varsity, grades 11 and 12; Junior Varsity, grades 10 and younger; 8th Grade Division; 7th Grade Division; 6th Grade Division; and Elementary School Division, which includes all students in grade five and younger.
Avik competed in the Elementary School Division. There were three official stages, including the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, the Regional Finals, and the National Championships.
The National Science Bee is a science-themed, buzzer-based academic quiz competition for students in elementary, middle and high school. Consisting of both qualifying stages and a National Championships, competing students have a chance to put their science knowledge to use against other students in their respective age divisions in an engaging quiz tournament setting. For more information about the National Science Bee, visit https://nationalsciencebee.com/.