“A geography lesson is like taking a trip around the world,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “ When a child learns geography, he or she is also learning social studies, economics and history.”
The state winner will receive $100 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D. C., with a teacher escort for the national finals. The national competition is scheduled for May 25 - 26, 2004. The national competitors will compete for a $25,000 first-place college scholarship and lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine. Second and third place winners will receive $15,000 and $10,000 scholarships, respectively.
For more information regarding the West Virginia Geographic Bee, contact Sharon Flack, Social Studies Coordinator, WVDE Office of Instructional Services at (304) 558-7805.