Monday, April 1, 2013

National Geographic State Bee Qualifier

Kendrick Foster, a seventh-grader at Memorial Middle School, has been named a National Geographic Bee semifinalist in the 2013 Texas National Geographic Bee.

In January, Kendrick won the Memorial Middle School Bee. He took a written test to qualify for the state Bee. In Texas, more than 1,000 public school districts, private schools and home school organizations had school winners take the written exam, but only 101 students qualified for the state Bee.

Kendrick is the first students from Memorial Middle to qualify for the state Bee. Several proud teachers, classmates and family members plan on attending the state event to support him. The National Geographic State Bee will be held at the Pay May Center located in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD on April 5.

The winner of the state Bee will receive a $100 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Texas in national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters. The national meet will be held May 20-22.

The student who wins the national competition in D.C. will receive a $25,000 college scholarship along with a lifetime membership to the Society and an all expenses paid trip to the Galapagos Islands.

For additional information on the National Geographic Bee visit

1 comment :

  1. Taking nothing away from Kendrick, my son went to the state bee from
    MMS about 6 years ago.


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