Skyridge Middle School recently hosted its building level National Geographic Bee competition. The winner is Korrie MacIntyre, who claimed her second consecutive title and the chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.
The eighth-grader will now advance to a written examination, which determines state competitors. The state-level competition will be held on April 4, followed by the national-level in Washington D.C., May 19 to 21.
The first-place national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galápagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.
This year’s Bee is sponsored by Google. Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses 10 new questions each day and can be downloaded through assorted apps.
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, according to its website. It was founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge.”