Troy Howard sixth-grade student to represent school in state geography bee

Mar 09, 2017
Courtesy of: Tim Wilson Clayton Wilson

Clayton Wilson has been named a semifinalist in the 2017 Maine National Geographic State Bee. The sixth-grade student attends Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast and is the son of Amy Robbins-Wilson and Tim Wilson.

bee will take place Friday, March 31, at University of Maine at Farmington and marks the second level of competition. Wilson won his school bee and had to take a qualifying test to compete at the state level. The National Geographic Society 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 state bees, according to a press release from the society.

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. 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.

The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2017 National Geographic Bee Championship, moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca, on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m.

Visit natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

Troy Howard sixth-grader Clayton Wilson has been named a semifinalist in the 2017 Maine National Geographic State Bee.
Comments (1)
Posted by: TROY HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL | Mar 10, 2017 18:45

Congratulations Clayton - We'll be rooting for you!



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