Crawford School's Eli Kirk moved one step closer to a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship by winning the school-level competition of the 24th annual National Geographic Bee on Jan. 13. Kirk is a 6th grader at Crawford School, and this is his first time as a geography bee competitor.
He now has the opportunity to qualify for the state level competition. State competitors must be in grades 4-8 and must have won the contest at the school level.
The winner from each state and territory will advance to the national competition, sponsored by Google, which will be held May 22-24 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. The final round of the 2012 National Geographic Bee, featuring Jeopardy's Alex Trebek, will air on the National Geographic Channel and then on public TV stations, produced by National Geographic Television.blog comments powered by Disqus