Adi Singh, a sixth-grader at Scott Middle School, has been named a Nebraska National Geographic State Bee semifinalist. The 2018-19 State Bee will take place at the University of Omaha campus Friday, March 29. Adi is the son of Swati Agrawal and Bairaj Singh.
Bees were held in schools for students in grades 4-8 to determine each school champion, who then took a qualifying test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. The Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students from 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 receives a medal, $1,000 and a trip to the National Geographic Bee Championship in Washington D.C. May 19-22 at the Society's headquarters. At the state level, third place receives $100, and second place receives $300.
At the National Championship in Washington D.C., students will compete for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expense-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II.