OJH student is MN National Geographic Bee semifinalist

Osseo Junior High School seventh student Tora Husar has been notified by the National Geographic Society they will be one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Minnesota National Geographic Bee. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee.

Bees took place at schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which were submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level.

The 2013 Minnesota National Geographic Bee will take place at St. Cloud State University Friday, April 5.

The state winner will received $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington, D.C., where they will represent Minnesota in the national finals May 20 to 22.  The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The national winner will also travel with a parent or guardian to the Galapagos Islands on an all expenses-paid trip.

The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will air the final round of the 2013 National Geographic Bee, moderated by Alex Trebek, Thursday, May 23.