Lilya to represent MLHS at Minnesota Geographic Bee


Maple Lake seventh grader Remington Lilya, the son of Bill and Teresa Lilya, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2014 Minnesota State Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, on Friday, April 4, at St. Cloud State University.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 26th year. Schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students hosted bees to determine each school’s winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test. The National Geograhic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete at the state level.
The state winner will receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Minnesota in the National Geographic Bee finals May 19-21. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.