Arizona Geography Bee

General Information about National Geographic Bee

2015 National Geographic Bee 

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Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. 

Schools may register now.  Starting Nov. 3, schools may download materials and hold their school Bee.  State completitions are held on March 27, 2015.  National championship in Washington, DC is May 1-13, 2015. The winner receives a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a Galápagos trip, and $500 cash.  The 2nd place winner receives a $25,000 scholarship and $500 cash.  The third place winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and $500 cash.  The 4th -10th place winners receive $500 cash each.

State Coordinator

The Coordinator of the Arizona Bee is Rebecca Seybert. For information on the Bee go to her webpage.

2014 Arizona Geographic Bee

The 2014 Arizona Geographic Bee - the state level of the National Geographic Bee -- took place on Friday, April 4, 2014, in the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Congratulations to all of the participants.

The top 3 finishers were:
State Winner: Aryan Mehta, Desert Cover Elementary, Phoenix (6th grade)
2nd Place:        Christopher O’Connor, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Tucson (8th grade)
3rd Place:         Karl Loechelt, Gethsemane Lutheran School, Tempe (5th grade)

National Level Bee -- May 19 - 21, 2014

 

2013 Arizona Geographic Bee

The 2013 Arizona Geographic Bee - the state level of the National Geographic Bee -- took place on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson. Congratulations to all of the participants.

The top 3 finishers were:
State Winner: Cameron Danesh, Mountain Middle School, Scottsdale, (6th grade)
2nd Place:        Sumhith Ronald Desouza, Wilson K-8, Tucson, (8th grade)
3rd Place:         Aryan Mehta, Desert Cover Elementary, Phoenix (5th grade)

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 were:
State Winner: Raghav Ranga,  St. Gregory College Preparatory School, Tucson (8th grade)
2nd Place:        Sumhith Araghyula, Esperero Canyon Middle School, Tucson (8th grade)
3rd Place:         Arun Yadav, Sierra Verde School, Glendale (7th grade)

2011 National Finals: May 24-25, 2011, Washington D.C.
Luc Hellum finished in 7th Place. Congratulations!