Katy ISD Student Named National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Beckendorff Junior High student to compete in state competition

Beckendorff Junior High eighth-grader Prasaan Singhal has been selected to compete in the 2017 Texas National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held in Bedford, TX on Friday, March 31, 2017.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year.  Fourth- through eighth-graders throughout the state of Texas participated in competitions at their campuses to determine the school champion.  These champions submitted a qualifying test to the National Geographic Society.  The organization invited the top-scoring students to compete in the State Bees.

Each state champion will receive $100, the 4th Edition of the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World and a trip to Washington, DC to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship held at National Geographic Society headquarters on May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine and an all-expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Visit www.natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2017 National Geographic Bee Championship, moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca, on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Public television stations will broadcast the final round at a later date. Check local television listings for the air date and time in your area.