National Geographic Bee contest

King Street student wins school’s National Geographic Bee contest
Posted on 02/05/2019

Aditya Jay “A.J.” Singh, a fifth-grade student at King Street Intermediate School, has once again taken the top spot at his school in the National Geographic Bee competition. He is vying for one of 100 spots at the state competition in March.

The question he answered correctly to win the school title was “Where is Darien National Park?,” which, of course, is in Panama, said A.J.

The state competition is open to students in grades four through eight; 10,000 schools across the country will compete in the 2019 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship.

This year, A.J. said that he’s been doing more in-depth research to prepare for the contest, in addition to reading books from the public library.

“I’m going into deeper information,” said A.J., who said he is very interested in geography and the world. He said he learned a lot from participating in last year’s state competition where he rallied back from missing one question to get past the preliminary rounds. He failed to make the final round. He hopes this year will be different and he’s preparing hard to make that happen.

The final championship will be held May 19-22 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.