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Special Report: National Geographic Bee 2014 at SMS

By Claire T. Chen

Each year, fourth through eighth graders from across the country compete in the National Geographic Bee. The Bee is a competition, not unlike a spelling bee, in which the contestants answer questions about geography, both Earth’s natural features and landforms as well as countries, cities, and more. 174 more words

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Westside School student qualifies for Washington State Bee

We are exceptionally proud of J.P., who has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Plum Creek. The State Bee is scheduled to be held later this month at Pacific Lutheran University.  165 more words

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Questions From The National Geographic Bee Finals

WASHINGTON — The three championship-round questions from the 2014 National Geographic Bee, won by Akhil Rekulapelli, of Sterling, Virginia. Ameya Mujumdar, of Tampa, Florida, was runner-up: 122 more words


Virginia 8th-Grader Wins National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON — Akhil Rekulapelli has his life mapped out. The 14-year-old wants to attend Stanford University and become a doctor, probably a surgeon.

But he knows it will be a while before he achieves anything as satisfying as his victory Wednesday in the National Geographic Bee, which came after a close call last year and a lifelong interest in nations, cities, cultures and history. 466 more words


Kodiak Middle Schooler Off To National Geo Bee

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A local geography whiz is heading to Washington D.C. this week. Thirteen-year-old Gray Harver will represent Alaska in the National Geographic Bee after winning the state competition last month. 66 more words