by Krystal Paco
Guam - 54 of the nation's brightest students in geography grades fourth to eighth are set to face-off at this week's 25th Annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, DC. Representing Guam is McCool Middle School 7th grader Jacob Augelli.
"An April 5 students all across the country participated in state bees to qualify for this competition and I happened to place first out of everyone in the Pacific territories Guam the CNMI and American Samoa," he said.
The bee champion will win a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society as well as an all expense paid trip to the Galapagos to experience geography firsthand.