Eric Belfanti wins LMS National Geographic Bee for Third Straight Year
Eric Belfanti, an 8th grade student at Linglestown Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 14th for the third straight year. No student has ever accomplished this difficult achievement.
The school bee, at which the students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee. Eric placed first by answering all three of the championship round questions correctly.
In the LMS Bee, Kasi Loser, a fierce 6th grade competitor, placed second. A tie for third place included Timothy Dao, an 8th grader and Ty Elbertson, a 6th grader.
Thousands of schools around the United States are participating in the 2017 Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Eric, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to complete in their state Bee on March 31st, 2017.
Best of luck to Eric as he moves one step closer to winning a $50,000 college scholarship!