RSU1 Students Selected as Maine National Geographic State Bee Semifinalists

RSU1 Students Selected as Maine National Geographic State Bee Semifinalists

The Maine National Geographic Society has announced that four RSU1 students have been selected as semifinalists to compete in the 2015 Maine National Geographic State Bee to be held at The University of Maine Farmington on Friday, March 27th:

  • Lily Clifford, grade 5 at West Bath School;

  • Mia Garza, grade 8 at Bath Middle School;

  • Trevor Hanna, grade 4 at Fisher Mitchell School

  • Liam Scanlon, grade 6 at Woolwich Central School

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, which is now in its 27th year.  School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top scoring students in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the state Bees.

National Geographic offers the question: “How would you fare as a Bee contestant?” At the school Bees this year, students had to answer such questions as:

Six-time Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, play football near the source of the Ohio River in which state—Alabama or Pennsylvania?Pennsylvania!

Balboa Park, with more than ten museums, performing arts centers, and gardens, is located in which southern California city?  San Diego!

Taylor Swift performed songs from her album Red last summer in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of which Asian country that borders the South China Sea?  Malaysia!

Disney’s blockbuster movie Frozen is set in the fictional land of Arendelle, which was largely inspired by the country of Norway. Norway is located on which European peninsula?  Scandinavian Peninsula!

Congratulations to Lily, Mia, Trevor and Liam!

Read more about these four students and the National Geographic Bee by visiting the Times Record: LINK 

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