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Sophia Ginther WINS Rawlins County JH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE


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Sophia Ginther WINS Rawlins County JH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

 

Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship

 

[Atwood, KS]—Sophia Ginther, an 8th grade student at RCHS, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 7 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee. Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Sophia, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 31, 2017.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 15-17, 2017. The first place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the

Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

The national finals will air on television on May 19 at 8 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD, and later on public television stations. 

 

Sophia competed against seven of her fellow classmates that qualified to compete in the school Bee. Other competitors were Kendrick Woordy, Gabbie DeWaal, Porsha Binning, Cyrus Green, Avery Reuber, Emmie Higley and Chris Heim. 

 

Sophia Ginther was champion, Porsha Binning took 2nd place and Avery Reuber took 3rd.

 

 

 

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