Student in Kansas Geographic Bee

A 5th grade student at Whitson Elementary School will compete in the 2012 Kansas National Geographic Bee in Abilene on March 30. Jack Mickelsen won his school’s competition, then took a qualifying test which he submitted to the National Geographic Society.

The state winner will receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington D.C., where the winner with represent Kansas in the national finals May 22-24. The national first place winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship and a free trip to the Galapagos Islands.