Published DateSANBORNTON — Sant Bani School sixth grader, Kirpal Demian, son of Jyoti and Chris Demian, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 NH National Geography Bee at Keene State College on Friday, April 5, 2013.
Kirpal won the All-School Geography Bee at Sant Bani, competing against students in grades fourth through eighth. The winning question was “The Yaghan were a nomadic tribe indigenous to Tierra del Fuego, an island group that is divided between Argentina and what other country? Kirpal answered correctly, “Chile.”
All school-level winners took a qualifying test, and the National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level. Kirpal will represent Sant Bani School in the geography competition with the other top 99 test scorers in the state. The ten students with the best scores will then compete to determine the winner of the State Bee; and the winner at that level will receive $100 and a free trip to Washington, DC to participate in the National Bee.