Tuesday, April 2, 2013

101 students to compete in National Geographic Bee at UNCC

UNC Charlotte will host the state tournament for the National Geographic Bee this Friday.

The Bee is open to fourth- through eighth-graders.  Charlotte is sending representatives for the state competition from the following schools:

Adventist Christian Academy
Barringer Academic Center
Carmel Middle
Charlotte Christian 
Charlotte Country Day
Charlotte Latin 
Charlotte Home Educators
Charlotte Preparatory 
Charlotte United Christian Academy
Devonshire Elementary
Hickory Grove Baptist Christian 
Holy Trinity Catholic Middle 
Irwin Academic Center
Jay M. Robinson Middle 
McKee Road Elementary 
Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
Northeast Middle 
Northside Christian Academy
Providence Day 
Randolph Middle 
St. Gabriel Catholic 
South Charlotte Middle 
Southwest Middle 
Trinity Episcopal

The 101 finalists from across the state, including from those 24 schools, will compete for first place to represent North Carolina in the national competition.

This Friday, the state competitors will gather at the McNight Hall in the Cone Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The winner of the state contest will win $100, the "Complete National Geographic" on DVD and a trip to Washington, D.C., where the Bee takes place May 20-22.

The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will air final round, moderated by Alex Trebek, May 23.

For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.