January 28, 2013
Eighth grade student Kai Fischer wins the BKW geography bee twice in a row
The Annual BKW Middle School Geography Bee was held for grades 6-8 on Friday, January 11. For the second year in a row, Kai Fischer emerged as the winner!
Every year across the United States students in grades 4 through 8 compete in the National Geographic Bee, an educational program of the National Geographic Society designed to encourage the teaching and study of geography. Winners from regional geography bees go on to compete state-wide, and then nationally.
But winning at BKW isn't all Kai has to do to qualify for the NY state finals. After a school's winner is determined, he or she is given a written test which is sent to the National Geographic Society for scoring. The outcome of this test then determines the student's eligibility for the state finals. Kai will be taking this qualifying exam which would qualify him to compete against 99 other students in New York for the state title.
The winner of the state competition on April 5 will be eligible to participate in the national finals in Washington, D.C. which takes place in late May. We wish you good luck, Kai!