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UPDATED: Montgomery County Students Take Top Spots in Maryland National Geographic Bee

Update: April 6, 6:00 p.m. Montgomery County students now have some major bragging rights. Nine out of the top ten students who competed in the Maryland National Geographic Bee on April 1 are from Montgomery County. Students from the following schools made it into the top ten.

  • Cabin John Middle School
  • French International School
  • Kingsview Middle School
  • North Bethesda Middle School
  • Montgomery County Homeschoolers
  • Roberto W. Clemente Middle School
  • St. Jude Catholic School
  • Takoma Park Middle School
  • Westland Middle School

ORIGINAL April 5, 6:00 p.m. Over 30 Montgomery County students participated in Maryland’s National Geographic Geography Bee in Owings Mills last week. The event took place at the Maryland Public Television (MPT) studios on April 1.

PHOTO | MPT

PHOTO | MPT

Nearly 100 students from grades four through eight participated in the event. The students are competing for a spot on the national competition which will take place from May 23 to 25 in Washington, D.C.

The winner of the national championship will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and an all expenses paid trip to Alaska aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. Second and third place winners will receive a $25,000 and $10,000 scholarship respectively.

You can watch the hour long broadcast of the 2016 Maryland National Geographic Bee on Saturday, April 9 at noon on MPT.

 

Willie James Inman

About Willie James Inman

Willie James Inman is a Community Engagement Specialist and Multimedia Journalist at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at winman@mymcmedia.org or reach him on Twitter @imwilljames.

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