National Geographic Bee
Each year all of the Humanities classes participate in the preliminary rounds of the National Geographic Bee.
The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The bee, held every year since 1989, is open to students in the fourth through eighth grade in participating American schools. The National Geographic Bee Finals was hosted by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek for its first 25 years (from 1989-2013).
Each Humanities class competes within the class to send a classroom representative to the school competition in the middle of January. The winner of the school competition then completes a test to see if they can qualify for the state completion in Denver in March.
CLP has been hosting a GeoBee since 1998. Past year CLP’s Frank Burnham was one of the top 100 scorers in the state and qualified to compete at the state level.
Interested students can find out more by visiting the Geographic Bee section of the National Geographic Society.