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16 BVSD students headed to the State Geography Bee
DENVER - Sixteen students representing elementary, middle and K-8 schools across the Boulder Valley School District are among the 100 students from across the state chosen to test their geography knowledge against students from across the state. They were recently named semi-finalists and will participate in the Colorado State Geography Bee on Friday, April 6, 2018.
In two of the past three years, the Colorado State GeoBee winners were from Louisville Middle School.
BVSD 2018 Colorado State Geography Bee Semifinalists
Aspen Creek K-8 School
Summit Middle Charter School
Fireside Elementary School
Eldorado K-8 School
Louisville Middle School
Centennial Middle School
Peak To Peak Charter School
Southern Hills Middle School
Foothill Elementary School
Lafayette Elementary School
Bear Creek Elementary School
High Peaks Elementary School
Douglass Elementary School
Broomfield Heights Middle Sch
Angevine Middle School
Alicia Sanchez Intl Elem School
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th 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, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.
National Geographic Day - April 6
April 6 has been declared National Geographic Day. In addition to the Colorado State Geography Bee, children will have the opportunity to participate in a new GeoChallenge competition, which will be similar to a Destination Imagination competition. There will also be a National Geographic Explorer Talk and professional development for Colorado teachers interested in becoming a certified Nat Geo Educator. All of the events will be held on the University of Denver campus.
For more information about the National Geographic Bee go to natgeobee.org
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