LOUISVILLE, Ky.-The top 102 young geography experts in the state will compete April 6 in the Kentucky Geography Bee at the University of Louisville.
The contest is for students in grades 4-8 who already have progressed from several hundred geography bees at schools across Kentucky. Winners of each school contest take a written test, and the top 102 will compete at the state level.
The state bee winner and a school representative will advance to the National Geography Bee in Washington, D.C., May 22-23. The National Geographic Society and First USA sponsor the geography bees.
Registration will begin at noon in Strickler Hall on the Belknap Campus. Rounds will start at 1 p.m. in Davidson Hall and Bingham Humanities Building.
Ten top scorers will compete in a final round of written and oral questions beginning about 3 p.m. in Strickler Hall’s Middleton Theater.
Of that group, the top two will answer a final series of questions to determine the winner. The top three scorers of the day will receive cash prizes, and the final winner will compete nationally.
Several U of L and Western Kentucky University faculty members will ask the questions and judge answers. DuPont Manual High School students will serve as scorers and timekeepers.
For more information, call Kentucky Geography Bee coordinator Kate Fischer at (502) 454-4733 or U of L geography faculty member John Anderson at (502) 852-2695.