March 8, 2017
Andrew Lukashchuk has been named one of the semifinalists for the 2017 Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the State Museum in Harrisburg on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Andrew is a 8th grader at Maternity B.V.M. and is the one or two qualifiers from Philadelphia. To qualify Andrew won the school competition and then had to take a 70 question online test to earn a spot to Harrisburg. “We are very proud of Andrew and wish him good luck in Harrisburg” said Rosemary Washburn, Andrew’s 8th grade Social Studies teacher. When asked are you nervous to compete in Harrisburg Andrew answered, “Nervous but confident if I practice hard I think I’ll do well.”
State winners will journey to Washington D.C. to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship at the National Geographic Society headquarters, May 14-18, 2017.