Arizona Geography Bee

General Information about National Geographic Bee

2014 National Geographic Bee

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.

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!