Arizona Geography Bee

General Information about National Geographic Bee

2015 National Geographic Bee

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State Bee will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at Arizona State University, Tempe, in the Memorial Union, second floor, starting at 9:00 am.

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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 August 18, 2015, schools may download materials and hold their school Bee.  State completitions are held on April 1, 2016.  National championship in Washington, DC  will be held in May 2016. The winner in 2015 received a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a Galápagos trip, and $500 cash.  The 2nd place winner received a $25,000 scholarship and $500 cash.  The third place winner received a $10,000 scholarship and $500 cash.  The 4th -10th place winnerd receive $500 cash each.

State Coordinator

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

2015 Arizona Geographic Bee

The 2015 Arizona Geographic Bee too place on Friday, MArch 27, 2015, in the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University with a reception immediately following in the School of Geographical Sciences, Coor Building, 5th Floor.  (Picture on the AzGA Facebook page).  Congratulations to all of the participants!

The top 3 finshers were:
State Winner:  Cameron Danesh, One Track Academy School, Scottsdale, AZ
2nd Place:         Ryan West, Explorer Middle School, Phoenix, AZ
3rd Place:         Aryan Mehta, Desert Cove Elementary, Phoenix, AZ

 

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 Cove 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!