OUS student named a National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Published 6:00 am Sunday, March 20, 2016

ous-captain alexander 2016OUS Student Named National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist Captain Alexander, a fourth-grade student at Oxford University School (OUS), has been selected by the National Geographic Society as a semifinalist for the Mississippi National Geographic State Bee.

Captain competed against students at OUS on geography topics. As the school winner, he will compete in the 2016 Mississippi National Geographic State Bee April 1 at Hinds Community College in Pearl, Mississippi. Schools throughout Mississippi hold bees for students in grades four through eight.

The winners of each school are then required to complete an online qualifying test for the National Geographic Society. Approximately 100 of the top-scoring students in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories are invited to compete on the state level.

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The winner of each state will receive $100, a medal and the book “The National Parks: An Illustrated History.” Winners will represent their states in the National Geographic Bee Championship at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D. C., on May 22-25.