Lola Guerrero, a 5th grade student at Saipan Community School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 25 and a chance at a college scholarship.
The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. In the SCS school competition of the National Geographic Bee were 10 students competing who won their classroom Geography Bee Rounds including:
4th Graders: Jennifer Kim and Enzo Choi
5th Graders: Lola Guerrero and Soarin Oh
6th Graders: Sophia Brasuell and Dwight Crisostomo
7th Graders: Olivia Hwang and Martin Park
8th Graders: Jesse Sablan and SeoYoung Baek
Students in grades four through eight from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee champion. The school champions, including Lola Guerrero, take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state/regional Bee on March 29, 2019.
School champions receive a medal and a certificate. Students who advance to the state level compete for cash awards and other prizes.
National Geographic increased the prize money for all State GeoBees in 2019.
State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Championship.
The second- and third-place students at State GeoBees will also receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.
Each state champion will advance to the national championship and compete for cash awards and college scholarships.
In 2019, the national champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, $1,000 in cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands; second place will receive at $10,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; third place will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; and seven runners-up will receive $1,000 in cash each.
Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting Geo Bee Quiz, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/quiz, which poses 10 new questions a day and with the National Geographic Geo Quiz Alexa skill, which releases six new questions a day. (PR)