Baylor seventh grader Owen McDaniel placed sixth at the National Geographic Bee competition on Friday, April 6.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-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.McDaniel had previously won both the geography bee and spelling bee conducted by the Baylor Middle School.
McDaniel had previously won both the geography bee and spelling bee conducted by the Baylor Middle School. Despite the strong showing, McDaniel will not advance to the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. as only one champion from each state qualifies.