DMS Student Qualifies for State-Level Geographic Bee

Dorseyville Middle School sixth grader Elijah Conklin has been named a semifinalist and has qualified for the 2017 Pennsylvania Geographic State Bee. The 28th Pennsylvania Geographic Bee will be held March 31, 2017, at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

The state bee is open to students in grades four-eight who won the competition at their school level and then earned high marks on an online National Geography Bee test. Elijah was named the Dorseyville Middle School winner and competed against other sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at DMS. At the state bee, Elijah will compete against up to 100 of the top-scoring students in Pennsylvania.

One student from each state will advance to the National Geographic Bee Championship which will be held May 14-17 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.