KSI student: National Geographic Bee contest

King Street student qualifies for National Geographic Bee state contest
Posted on 03/05/2019

Aditya Jay “A.J.” Singh, a fifth-grade student at King Street Intermediate School, has qualified as a competitor in the state round of the National Geographic Bee. Last month, he beat out competitors at his school for this opportunity.

The 100 statewide winners will compete on March 29 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The state competition is open to students in grades four through eight; 10,000 schools across the country will compete in the 2019 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship.

A.J., who loves reading and geography, has been preparing for the competition by doing in-depth research on parts of the world.

The National Geographic Bee 2019 will be held May 19-22 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. The national champion receives a $25,000 college scholarship, $1,000, a lifetime membership in the NGS and a trip to the Galapogos Islands. Second- and third-place winners receive $10,000 and $5,000 college scholarships, respectively, and $1000.