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Melior wins BCMS Geographic Bee
February 2, 2017
Boundary County Middle School eighth grader Emmet Melior won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 26, along with a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. The Idaho school champions, including Melior, will take a qualifying test, with the 100 top scorers being eligible to compete in the State Bee on March 31.

The school Bee, in 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 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.

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 Galapagos Islands courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

The national finals will air on television May 19 at 8 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, and later on public television stations. Check local listings for dates and times.

Everyone can test their geography knowledge by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1,000 questions culled from past bees, which is available on the App Store and the Android Market. The App can be downloaded on most devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Android and the Nook Color.

National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. We fund hundreds of research and conservation projects around the globe each year. With the support of our members and donors, we work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism, education initiatives and more.

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