Local Student Named Mississippi National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society
Student’s Name: Alyse Wilson
Parents’ Names: Jeffrey and Melissa Wilson
School Name and Address: West Lauderdale Elementary School,
10350 HWY 494, Meridian, MS
Grade Level: 4th
The above-named student has been notified by the
National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists
eligible to compete in the 2015 Mississippi National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl on Friday, March 27, 2015.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the state Bees.
Each state champion will receive $100, the “National Geographic Atlas of the World, 10th Edition,” a medal, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their statein the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 11-13, 2015. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the Society. The national champion will also travel (along with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galápagos Islands, where he/she will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the islands’ unique wildlife and landscapes. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.
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