March 5, 2018
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3938: Rosarian 8th grader Joseph Coates holds up his trophy after winning the school-level Geo Bee.
Rosarian Student Advances to State Level of National Geographic Bee: One Step Closer to Winning a $50,000 Scholarship
After winning the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 19, 2018, Joseph Coates, an eighth-grade student at Rosarian Academy, took a written test to qualify to attend the state level competition. Earlier this month, Joseph received notification from National Geographic that he will advance to the Florida State Bee on April 6, 2018, at Jacksonville University.
Only up to 100 of the top scorers on the written test in Florida are eligible to compete in the State Bee.
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 20-23, 2018. The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a trip, and $500 cash.
Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Complimentary bus service is available throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, visit Rosarian Academy or call 561.345.3106.