Kyrene Altadeña Middle School seventh-grader Michael Solomentev was selected by the National Geographic Society as a semifinalist in the 2010 Arizona Geographic Bee, which took place April 9.
Bees took place in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s Geographic Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools and the United States territories, the National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level.
The state winner receives $100, the “National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World,” and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he/she will represent Arizona in the national finals May 25 and 26 at the National Geographic Society headquarters.
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