Student Wins LTS Geo Bee
Oscar Loomis, a seventh grade student at Long Trail School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 9. The school-level Bee, during which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 26th annual Bee. Contestants were Sam Charette, Miranda Cully, Stella Farrell, Sam Freeman, Emmett Morgan and Noah Patry. Thousands of schools participate in the GeoBee. School winners, including Loomis, will take a written test; up to 100 top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in their state Bee on April 4; state champions then travel to Washington, D.C., all-expenses-paid by National Geographic, for the Bee National Championship in May. The first place winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the Society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate.
Test your geography knowledge with the GeoBee Challenge at nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses ten daily questions, or by downloading the National Geographic GeoBee Challenge app.