Wakefield Country Day School seventh grader Douglas Griffin scored well enough in the qualifying geography exam given to all school-based Geography Bee champions that he has earned a trip to the State Finals. There were 5,000 school winners tested and Griffin is one of only 100 students in Virginia to move on to the state competition.
Griffin won the competition at the school in January, the third straight year that he has finished first at Wakefield in a contest among fourth through eighth graders. He now will attend the State Bee at Longwood University in Farmville on April 5. The State winner then goes to Washington, D.C., in late May for the National Geography Bee, where he or she competes for a $25,000 scholarship.