National Geographic Bee Finalists Face Off Today
A "tough" preliminary round in this year's National Geographic Bee included seven tie-breakers—an unusually high number, organizers said.
"They're top-notch students who are excited, and we can't wait to see what they can do on stage," Elden said.
The ten students will face off Wednesday during the final round of the Bee, being held at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. (The National Geographic Society owns National Geographic News.)
For the 2010 Bee, Elden and organizers asked students to post videos of themselves on an interactive YouTube map, a first for the National Geographic Bee. "They can be role models for other students—here are normal students who are doing great things with their knowledge of the world," Elden said.
National Geographic also announced a "GeoBee Challenge"