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April 8, 2014 > Junior high student moves on to State Geography Bee

Junior high student moves on to State Geography Bee

Submitted By Ravi Thummarukudy

Praveen Nair, an eighth grade student at Hopkins Junior High in Fremont, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is a semifinalist, eligible to compete in the 2014 California State Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, now in its 26th year. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each schoolÕs Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society invited students with the top 100 scores in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete at the state level.

The 2014 California National Geographic Bee will be held at California State University Fresno, on Friday, April 4. This is PraveenÕs second trip to the state competition.

The state winner will receive $100 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent California in the National Geographic Bee finals to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 19-21. For more information, visit

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