8th Grader to Compete at State Geo Bee

PRMS Student Named Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society

Geo Winner

For a second year in a row, Pine-Richland Middle School eighth grader Daniel Krill will participate in the 2016 Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee after being named a semifinalist.  The contest will be held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on Friday, April 1, 2016.  Daniel Krill qualified for the 2015 State Bee last school year and placed second overall in Pennsylvania.

Recently, Pine-Richland Middle School hosted an annual competition in which Daniel placed first, seventh grader Sam Stella placed second and eighth grader Aidan McGee placed third.

The state competition is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 28th year. The first level is the school competitions held in throughout the state to determine each school champion. 

Daniel, along with other school champions around the state took a qualifying test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and US territories to compete in the state competitions.

Geo Winners

Each state champion will receive $100, the “The National Parks: An Illustrated History”, a medal, and a journey to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 22-25, 2016. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.  The national champion will also travel (along with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, on a Lindblad expedition to Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Sea Lion, including Glacier Bay National Park, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  Travel for the trip is provided by Lindbad Expeditions and National Geographic.  Visit www.natgeobee.org  for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

The 2016 National Geographic Bee Championship final round, moderated for the first time by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca, will air on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD on May 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET, and later on public television stations.