By Deborah Komatsu.
Cooper Komatsu, Culver City Middle School seventh grader, will be participating in the state National Geographic Bee on Friday, March 27, in Fresno.
He also participated last year.
To get a spot at the state competition, Cooper had to win his school Geography Bee at CCMS and then qualify, based on a written test.
Last year, only 100 of almost 600 California school winners were accepted to the state competition.
Questions ranged from capitals to animals to rivers to geology to commerce to current affairs.
In Cooper’s free time, he is studying for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 26-28.
For information, see here.
See below for more information about National Geographic Bee.
Mrs. Komatsu, Cooper’s mother, may be contacted at email@example.com
2015 CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STATE BEE TAKES PLACE IN FRESNO, MARCH 27
WHAT: 2015 National Geographic State Bee
The state Bees are the second level of the annual National Geographic Bee. The state champion will receive $100, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent California in the national championship of the 27th annual National Geographic Bee at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 11-13, 2015 (final round moderated by Soledad O’Brien; $50,000 college scholarship at stake). The National Geographic Bee is organized by the National Geographic Society. This year’s state Bee sponsors are Google and Plum Creek.
WHO: 111 students, ages 10-14, representing California
WHEN / WHERE:
California State University, Fresno – Satellite Student Union
Preliminary rounds: Begin at 9:00AM, in campus classrooms near the Satellite Student Union
Final round: Begins at approximately 11:00AM, in the Satellite Student Union
Link to interactive Fresno State Campus Map: http://www.fresnostate.edu/map/
Sean Boyd / firstname.lastname@example.org / 559-907-5551 mobile
Kelsey Flora, National Geographic, (202) 828-8023, email@example.com OR
Farley Fitzgerald, National Geographic, (202) 775-6119, firstname.lastname@example.org