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Oxford Student Named 2016 Mississippi National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Kevin Park
Kevin Park, a sixth grader at Oxford Intermediate School (OIS), is a 2016 National Geographic State Bee semifinalist, according to the National Geographic Society. He is eligible to compete in the 2016 Mississippi National Geographic State Bee on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Hinds Community College in Pearl, Mississippi. Photo Credit: Oxford Intermediate School.

Kevin Park, a sixth grader at Oxford Intermediate School (OIS), is a 2016 National Geographic State Bee semifinalist, according to the National Geographic Society.

After winning the school-level competition at OIS—where he competed against fellow students answering questions on geography—he is now eligible to compete in the 2016 Mississippi National Geographic State Bee on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Hinds Community College in Pearl, Mississippi. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is in its 28th year.

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

Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic book, “The National Parks: An Illustrated History,” and a medal, and will journey to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship at National Geographic Society headquarters May 22-25, 2016.

Visit www.oxfordsd.org/OIS for more information on Oxford Intermediate School.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

National Geographic is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to chance the world. They fund hundreds of research and conservation projects around the globe each year. With the support of their members and donors, they work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism, education initiatives and more. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.


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