Area students advance in statewide geography quiz

Published: Friday, Mar. 29, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 1, 2013 - 7:39 am

Seven students from schools in Davis, Folsom, Roseville and Carmichael are to compete April 5 in the state competition of the National Geographic Bee at Cosumnes River College.

The event will include 109 students statewide and begin in the college's Fine Arts Building, starting with preliminary rounds at 8:30 a.m. and a final round at 11 a.m.

The state winner will receive $100 and receive a paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national competition.

First prize in the 25th National Geographic Bee competition, set for May 20 to 22, will be a $25,000 college scholarship and a paid trip to the Galápagos Islands to experience the wildlife and landscapes of the islands.

Three people among the top 10 finalists for 2013 and 2012 may be selected to join a three-person team to represent the United States at the National Geographic World Championship in July in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Call The Bee's Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073. Follow her on Twitter @LorettaSacBee. Read her Report Card blog at

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