Three Headed to NYS Geo Bee Championship

Three Headed to NYS Geo Bee Championship
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Three Headed to NYS Geo Bee Championship 3
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Three students from the Syosset Central School District are among 100 state finalists in the National Geographic Geo Bee competition. Congratulations to South Grove Elementary School fourth-grader Samuel Wang, Harry B. Thompson Middle School eighth-grader Trisha Sinha and South Woods Middle School sixth-grader Daniel Chan who will compete in Albany on March 31 for the right to represent the state at the National Geographic Bee championship to be held in Washington D.C. in May.
Each year thousands of schools across America participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms and spark student interest and public awareness in the subject. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

In qualifying, students won their respective schoolwide Geo Bees and also took an online exam.

Samuel is one of just three fourth-graders to advance to the state finals. Daniel is making his second consecutive trip to Albany as a finalist. (Daniel’s twin brother Timothy  represented South Grove as a state finalist two years ago). Trisha, who was the HBT Middle School champion in 2016 as well, is also making her second consecutive trip to the state finals, where she finished in fourth-place last year.