DATE: June 22, 2010 3:16:54 PM CDT
Fort Bend ISD - A Global Tomorrow

Fort Bend Independent School District

NEWS RELEASE
FROM COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Keryn Miles, Communications Specialist
keryn.miles@fortbendisd.com    281.634.1100

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Congratulations to FBISD’s National Geography Bee Competitors!

FORT BEND ISD - Congratulations to the four FBISD students who competed in the state level of the National Geography Bee this year. Fifth-graders Archit Oswal of Settlers Way Elementary and Ross I. Trivisonno of Walker Station Elementary School, sixth-grader Rahul M. Nagvekar of Quail Valley Middle School, and seventh-grader Harsha Kethireddipalli of Sartartia Middle School advanced to the state competition after having won their individual campus Geography Bees. They were among the top 100 scorers (from approximately 5,000 participants) of a qualifying state test that granted them advancement to the state bee. Only .02% of contestants qualify for the state level, and FBISD represented 4% of that small group of qualifying students.

At the state competition, students competed in a preliminary round after which the top 10 qualifiers advanced to a final round. In the final round, Nagvekar finished third among the Top 10 State Geography Bee Finishers.

Shown below (from left) are: Ross I. Trivisonno, Harsha Kethireddipalli, Archit Oswal, Elementary Social Studies Coordinator Peter Yackus, and Rahul M. Nagvekar

State Geography Bee.

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