Henniker Community School student named National Geographic State Bee finalist

  • Grace Caplan poses with her award after she won the school bee, which made her eligible to compete for state selection. Courtesy

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Eighth-grade student Grace Caplan has been named a New Hampshire National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by the National Geographic Society.

Grace, the daughter of Tony and Susan Caplan, is now eligible to compete in the 2018 New Hampshire National Geographic State Bee on April 6 at Keene State College. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee.

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. Each state champion will receive $200, the National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20 to 23. Students that come in second place will receive $150 and those that come in third will receive $100.

The first place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. Visit natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic Bee. National Geographic will stream the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship starting May 24, at natgeobee.org.