Arizona Geography Bee
General Information about National Geographic Bee
2013 National Geographic Bee at a Glance (click here to download)
Schools with students in grades 4-8 in the United States are eligible to participate in this annual competition. Principals can find out how to register their schools by going to: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/teachers-and-parents Schools that register by the deadline to conduct a school level Bee, receive all of the contest materials and information they need. The school contest, with a minimum of six students participating, produces one school winner. That one school Bee winner takes a qualifying test to determine the top 100 scoring students in each state who are invited to the state level Bees. The winner of the Arizona Bee represents Arizona at the national finals in Washington, DC. Check with your school to see if they participate in this annual event. Registration normally ends October 15 every year, the deadline is sometimes extended, so check with the website if it is after October 15 and you have not yet registered.
The Coordinator of the Arizona Bee is Rebecca Seybert. For information on the Bee go to her webpage.
2012 Arizona Geographic Bee
The 2012 Arizona Geographic Bee - the state level of the National Geographic Bee -- took place on Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson. Congratulations to all of the participants.
The top 3 finishers are:
State Winner: Raghav Ranga, St. Gregory College Preparatory School, Tucson (8th grader)
2nd Place: Sumhith Araghyula, Esperero Canyon Middle School, Tucson (8th grader)
3rd Place: Arun Yadav, Sierra Verde School, Glendale (7th grader)
Last Year National Finals: May 24-25, 2011, Washington D.C.
Luc Hellum finished in 7th Place. Congratulations!