Severance Middle School’s Andre Leautaud and Windsor Charter Academy’s Kellen Kappel will represent the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District in the 2013 Colorado National Geographic Bee on April 5 at Sturm Hall on the campus of the University of Denver.
Sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, this will be the 25th anniversary of the bee.
Bees took place in schools for fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state. Andre and Kellen took a qualifying test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. Students with the top 100 scores were invited to compete at the state level, which will feature an oral competition to advance to the national finals.
If Andre or Kellen — both in seventh grade — win at the state level, they’ll receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington, D.C., where they’ll represent Colorado in the national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters from May 20-22. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the Society. The national winner will also travel to the Galapagos Islands on an all-expense paid trip with a parent or guardian.