Riley Daniels WINS SPANISH FORK JR. HIGH’S GEOGRAPHIC BEE
Moves One Step Closer to $25,000 College Scholarship
Riley Daniels, an eighth-grade student at Spanish Fork Jr. High, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 16, 2011 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 24rd annual National Geographic Bee. In order to participate in the Bee, eighth graders had to pass a written test with a high qualifying score. There were only 30 seats available for the entire eighth grade so being able to participate is an accomplishment in and of itself. The following students qualified and participated in the school competition:
Riley Daniels finished the competition in First Place with Jaden Deveraux finishing in Second Place and Dutch Palfreman finishing in Third Place. Congratulations to our school finalists!
School winners around the country, including Riley, will now take a written test to be eligible to compete in the state Geographic Bee on March 30, 2012. State winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Geographic Bee and a chance for a $25,000 scholarship.