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Two Johnson students win local bees

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Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship


(March 15, 2017)—Jacob Robinson, a 4th grade student at Johnson Elementary School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 17, 2017, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee.


Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Jacob, took a qualifying test.  Up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state are eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 31, 2017.  Jacob has successfully advanced to the state competition.


The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 15-17, 2017. 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 a trip to the Galápagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. The national finals will air on television on May 19, 2017, at 8pm EST on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD, and later on public television stations. Check local listings for dates and times.


National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.org.



(March 15, 2017) – Noah Huber, a 4th grade student at Johnson Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Spelling Bee.  Noah has qualified for the 2017 WCPO 9 On Your Side Regional Spelling Bee which will be held on March 18, 2017.

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