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Waldon student advances to state Geography Bee

Sara Gregg

Waldon Middle School student Sara Gregg was notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Michigan National Geographic State Bee on Friday, April 6, 2018.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its
30th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students
throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a
qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National
Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50
states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S.
territories 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 their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at
National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20-23, 2018. Students that come in
second place will receive $150 and those that come in third will receive $100. The first-
place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime
membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine,
and an all-expenses- paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new
National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad.

Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers will receive
$25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. Visit www.natgeobee.org for
more information on the National Geographic Bee.

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

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