2018-01-25 / Life in Leelanau

Bison wins bee for geography


THOMASIN BISON, a seventh grader, won the Leland School competition of the National Geographic Bee last week. She advances to the state level where the top 100 scorers on a written exam will go onto the national bee and a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. THOMASIN BISON, a seventh grader, won the Leland School competition of the National Geographic Bee last week. She advances to the state level where the top 100 scorers on a written exam will go onto the national bee and a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. Thomasin Bison, a seventh grader, last week won the Leland Public School competition in the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.

The school bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee.

Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating. School champions including Thomasin will take a written test, with up to 100 of the top scorers in each state invited to compete in their state bee on April 6.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for state winners to participate in the national championship rounds May 20-23.

Eighth graders Emma Early and Jackson Dailey came in second and third, respectively.

Retired teacher Laurie Lisuk served as announcer at the school bee.

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