Central Lutheran School Congratulates Michael Mackin

Central Lutheran School is proud to congratulate 6th grader Michael Mackin on being named one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Indiana National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Indiana University, Purdue University in Indianapolis on Friday, March 31, 2017.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. School Bees were held in schools with 4th through 8th grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.  With his invitation to the state competition, this places Michael in the top 1% in geographic literacy among the nation’s 4th through 8th graders!

Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll.

Congratulations to Michael, and best of luck at the state competition.  We are so proud of you!

Michael is one of 400 students attending Central Lutheran School. Central Lutheran has been a part of the New Haven community since 1952 and offers classes for students in 3-year-old preschool through 8th grade. For additional information about enrolling your child, go to www.cluth.org or call us at 260-493-2502.

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 9:55 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools