The local Geography Bee is the first round in the National Geographic Bee. Ashby students answer 7 rounds of questions dealing with States, Oceans, Ocean Wonders, Continents, Geo History and Science, and Cultural Connections.
Thousands of schools around the US participate in Geography Bees. School champions will take a state qualifying test and up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee.
The state Bee winner will advance to the National Bee in Washington DC in May. The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expense paid trip to DC for them to participate in the Bee. The first place winner at nationals will receive a $50,000 college scholarship in addition to other prizes.
The National Geographic Bee (previously called the National Geography Bee) is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The Bee, held every year since 1989, is for students in the fourth through eighth grades in participating schools throughout the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Schools around the world.
Geography Bee Participants
2016-2017 Ashby Geography Bee Contestants include students ranging from grades 4 through 8. (front) Sadie Maack-grade 5, Kennady Skougard-grade 5, Ashley Hill-grade 8, Livy Johnson-grade 6, Hayden Knick-grade 5, Evan Jante-grade 4. (back) Matson Hofgrade 7, Miles Hoff-grade 8, Sam Sorenson-grade 7, Robert Nelson-grade 6, Evan Paulson-grade 8, Ryleigh Brendmoen-grade 6.
The local Ashby School Geography Bee was held on December 21, 2016.
(pictured above) After the Geography Bee students were presented with certificates, awards, plus a trophy and medalion for the champion. (1) Hayden Knick, Ryleigh Brendmoen, Ashley Hill, Matson Hoff, Evan Jante, Sadie Maack. (2) Mrs. Barb Kraemer-coordinator/moderator, Evan Paulson, Sam Sorenson, Robert Nelson, Miles Hoff, Kennady Skougard.
(Not pictured) Student Judges: Skyler Hill, Mikayla Dahlen, Riley Zastrow. Staff Judge: Jenny Tollefson.