|
Middletown Transcript
  • 7 M.O.T.-area students heading to state National Geographic Bee

  • Seven students from throughout Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area are slated to compete in the 2014 Delaware National Geographic Bee next week.
    • email print
  • Seven students from throughout Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area are slated to compete in the 2014 Delaware National Geographic Bee next week.
    Local semifinalists include Everett Meredith Middle School eighth-grader Jason Sommer, St. Anne’s Episcopal School seventh-grader Ishan Kasat, MOT Charter School seventh-grader Kieran Tuffer, Alfred G. Waters Middle School sixth-grader Revangh Rao, Louis L. Redding Middle School sixth-grader Gavin Schrader, Brick Mill Elementary School fifth-grader Jed Obinwanko and Silver Lake Elementary School fourth-grader Jacob Smith.
    Each semifinalist earned an invitation to the state-level National Geographic Bee competition by winning events at their home schools and then taking a qualifying test, which they then submitted to the National Geographic Society. Students with the top 100 scores were then invited to the state competition at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Camden-Wyoming on April 4.
    Last year, Meredith Middle School eighth-grader William Nylander of Townsend took second place at the state-level competition held at Alfred G. Waters Middle School.
    The winner of this year’s Delaware National Geographic Bee will receiving $100, the “Complete National Geographic” on DVD and a trip to Washington D.C. to represent Delaware in the national bee finals from May 19 to May 21.
    National Geographic Channel and NatGeo WILD will air the final round of the national bee, moderated by Soledad O’Brien, at 7 p.m. on May 22.
    The winner of that event will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership into the National Geographic Society and an all-expenses paid trip to the Galapagos Islands.
      • calendar