Gunnar Ramberg shows his winnings. He will compete in the Minnesota National Geographic State Bee on March 31.
By Joe Hansen
TMS Social Studies Teacher
Gunnar Ramberg, an eighth grader at Triton Middle School, has qualified for the 2017 Minnesota National Geographic State Bee.
The contest will be held at MSU-Mankato on Friday, March 31.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year.
School Bees were held in schools with fourth through eighth grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society.
The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.
Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-17, 2017.
The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll.