The National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades. On Friday, Jan. 7 Eubanks Intermediate School student Alex Carbone (pictured below) advanced to the next round after competing against other finalists. The bee included a variety of difficult questions. Some tasks included correctly naming remote locations on the planet based on a series of clues, identifying locations on a map and identifying regions and geographic landmarks.
Alex is a fifth grader at Eubanks. He said he studied the night before and was actually nervous about the bee. Alex said, “I am so happy that I won for Eubanks! Everyone did a great job! I love Mrs. Holland’s class! It’s fun and I like the hands-on lessons we get to do.” His teacher, Mrs. Jan Holland watched as Alex answered the winning question. Alex’s next challenge includes a test he must pass in order to advance to the state competition.
This is the 23rd year for the National Geographic Bee. All school winners are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship, at the national competition May 24 and 25, 2011 in Wasington D.C. This year’s National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google.