RYE, N.Y. - White Plains resident and School of the Holy Child (Rye) sixth-grader is eager to put her knowledge of geography to the test Friday as she will compete in the New York State National Geographic Geography Bee at the New York State Museum in Albany.
"I'm really excited," Isabella Iannone said. "It's going to be challenging but also a lot of fun."
According to a release from Holy Child, each student in grades 4-8 must win their school's competition to even be considered, and out of that group only the 100 students that score the highest on a qualifying test get to make the trip to Albany.
Holy Child Social Studies teacher Janet Baker is helping Iannone prepare for the contest.
We practice together every day after school, Baker said. We review sample questions, world countries and capitals, as well as geographic terms and facts.
The winner of Friday's geography bee will receive $100, and a National Geographic DVD. In addition, that student will represent New York in the national finals at National Geographic's headqaurters in Washington, D.C. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
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