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2016 National Geographic Bee

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Apr 13, 2016 1:25 PM

The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 28th consecutive year, with award-winning journalist, speaker, producer and television host Soledad O'Brien serving as host and moderator. It will broadcast on WITF TV at the end of May.   

The 2016 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. 

The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

Pennsylvania's finalist is Vida Charter School's Benjamin Fischer of Gettysburg.  Follow him along with the other state-level winners as they compete at the National Geographic Bee.  This competition will be broadcast on Sunday May 29 at 10:00am an Monday (Memorial Day) May 30 at 4:00pm on WITF TV. 

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