Morris Area Student Selected As Semifinalist For MN Geographic State Bee 02 Apr 18

A Morris Area 7th-grader has been selected as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Minnesota National Geographic State Bee. 

The Stevens County Times reports Evan Oberg will compete at Minnesota State University-Mankato on Friday, April 6th. 

School Bees were held in schools with fourth-through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees. 

The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and other prizes.