Riverside Middle School student Diego Chavez is a semi-finalist for the 2013 Colorado National Geographic Bee.
Garfield Re-2 held bees for middle school students to determine school level winners. School-level winners then took a qualifying test that was submitted to the National Geographic Society. The top 100 scores from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and the U.S. territories were invited to compete at the state level.
Students had to answer questions such as: The Danakil Depression, located in part of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the lowest points on which continent? (Africa)
The 2013 Colorado National Geographic Bee will be held in Sturm Hall at the University of Denver on Friday, April 5.
The state winner will receive $100, the "Complete National Geographic on DVD," and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he/she will represent Colorado in the national finals on May 20-22. Students will compete for $25,000 college scholarships and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Google and Plum Creek sponsor the Colorado National Geographic Bee. This is the 25th anniversary of the bee.