State Geographic Bee Set For Samford April 9

Posted by wanunnel on 2010-04-07

 

Alabama’s top 100 geography students will compete in the State Geographic Bee at Samford University Friday, April 9.  The final round will be at 3 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

The competitors, all in grades four through eight, qualified after winning contests in their school and placing among the top 100 scorers in the state on a test administered by the National Geographic Society.  They represent schools in 23 Alabama counties.

The winner of Friday’s competition will receive a $100 cash prize, a National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals May 25-26.  The championship round will air nationally on the National Geographic Channel May 26.

Amanda Williams, a teacher in Homewood City Schools, is coordinator of the state finals.
 

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.