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Harrison student named North Carolina Geographic Bee semifinalist

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Evan Darden, a seventh grader at Perry Harrison School, is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2009 North Carolina Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Bees were held in schools with fourth through eighth grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s Geographic Bee winner.

School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level.

The North Carolina Geographic Bee will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009.

The state winner will receive $100, the “National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World,” and a trip to Washington, D.C. where he/she will represent North Carolina in the national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters, May 19-20, 2009. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the Society. The national winner will also travel (along with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galapagos Islands with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and the “Jeopardy” Clue Crew. The winner will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscape of Galapagos. Travel for the “Galapagos Adventure with Alex Trebek” is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society.

 
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