Several Thurston County students qualified to compete in the 2016 National Geographic State Bee at Pacific Lutheran University on Friday (April 1).
The winner will receive $100, the National Geographic book “The National Parks: An Illustrated History,” a medal and a spot at the national competition May 22-25 in Washington, D.C.
Thurston County’s competitors include:
Eric Kaiser, an eighth-grader at Aspire Middle School for the Performing Arts in Lacey.
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Natalie Doelman, an eighth-grader at Evergreen Christian School in Olympia.
Alea Ricklefs, a fifth-grader at Griffin School in Olympia.
Vidushi Singh, an eighth-grader at Nova Middle School in Olympia.
Rafael Gutierrez, an eighth-grader at George Washington Bush Middle School in Tumwater.
Josephine Neff, a seventh-grader at Rochester Middle School in Rochester.