For the 28th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students 5th through 8th Grades. Each year, students at Holy Family School compete against each other to find out who is the top expert in geography. Each student is given a test with questions on cities, states, national parks as well as questions such as where to find grey whales. The test questions come from the National Geographic Society. The top two students from grades five to eight then compete in the final school bee.
This year, the champion for Holy Family School, Riley Donahoe (seen with runners-up Mason Ordaz and Joel Jaison), will advance to the next level of competition, a qualifying test to determine state competitors. All school champions are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $50,000 college scholarship, at the National Championship on May 22-25 in Washington, D.C.