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Kenny Petrini, 8th Grade, Central Middle School of Science, Anchorage
Cameron Danesh, 6th Grade, Mountainside Middle School, Scottsdale
Christian Boekhout, 7th Grade, Hot Springs Intermediate School, Hot Springs
Leonides Diaz, 7th Grade, St. John’s School, San Juan
Tuvya Bergson-Michelson, 6th Grade, Nueva School, Hillsborough
Pranit Nanda, 7th Grade, Aurora Quest K-8 School, Aurora
Michael Borecki, 8th Grade, Middlesex Middle School, Darien
Kevin M. Orzada, 8th Grade, The Independence School, Newark
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Fifty-four of the nation’s brightest young geography whiz kids will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 19 to 21 to take part in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee.
For Teachers and Parents
Learn more about the new online registration process for qualifying schools: U.S. schools with any grade 4-8.
Every competition has rules—read ours, then let the fun begin!
Wondering how to register for the Bee or how to prepare? Our "Frequently Asked Questions" have the answers!
What's the best way for students to prepare for the Bee? Here are some tips from the National Geographic Bee.
Answer sample questions from the National Geographic Bee, and get ideas on how to look for clues within the questions that can help you figure out the right answers.
The latest from the National Geographic Store will help you prepare for the Bee.
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Teachers can use these activities in the classroom to prepare students for the bee!
Simply memorizing terms and place locations can be tedious and even boring. One solution is to make the task fun with an atlas-based scavenger game.
The movement of people, goods, or ideas from one place to another is a process known as diffusion, which plays an important role in shaping the characteristics of where we live.
Springtime brings the possibility of extreme weather, including violent thunderstorms and tornadoes.