The National Geographic Society will hold the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades on Friday December 13th at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. The champion of the Mena School District Geography Bee will advance to the next round where they’ll face a qualifying test in order to advance to the state competition. As many as 100 qualifiers will compete at the state level across the nation.
The winners of the State GeoBees will receive an all expenses paid trip to the National GeoBee Championship in the Spring in the 2020. Students will be competing for cash prizes, scholarships, and an all expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor II.
The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic GeoBee in 1989 in response to concerns about the lack of geographic knowledge.