Sixth grader wins Mtn. View Prep geography bee

Mackenzie (Max) King, a sixth-grade student at Mountain View Preparatory, won the school-level competition for the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 5. During the school competition, students were asked oral questions on geography.

It was the first round of the 24th annual National Geographic Bee, sponsored this year by Google. This year's competition included thousands of schools across the United States and five U.S. territories.

Winners of each school's Bee will now take a written test. Up to 100 of the top scorers on the test in each state will be eligible to compete in the state-level Bee March 30.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the state winners to compete in the national championship May 22-24.

The national champion will win a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

-Philip Wright

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