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All 4th-8th grade Middle Tennessee homeschoolers are invited to participate in the Third Annual MTHEA Geographic Bee! Please read the details below and register your student(s) at the Registration Form link. MTHEA membership is *not* a requirement to participate, but we would love to serve you and your family this year. Membership information can be found here: mthea.org/membership.

MTHEA 2014-15 Geographic Bee Details

WHAT: School-level bee of the National Geographic Society Geo Bee that potentially qualifies the winner to compete at the state and national levels.

WHO: Only students in grades 4-8 who have not reached their 15th birthday on or before September 1, 2014 and are homeschooled in Middle Tennessee are eligible (either registered with a church-related umbrella school or their county LEA). Students who attend public, private, parochial, charter and virtual schools are not eligible to participate in this bee, but should contact their school for participation information.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 1:20 pm to check-in and receive additional instructions.

WHERE: In Franklin, TN at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

REGISTRATION FORM: http://tinyurl.com/GeoBee2014
Please complete the form at the link above before the deadline of November 14, 2014. Only one form needs to be completed and submitted per family. There is a $2 per student registration fee for
​current MTHEA members and a $4 per student registration fee for non-MTHEA members. On the form, we do ask that parents volunteer to assist with at least one bee-related activity.

The winner of this school-level MTHEA bee will not necessarily advance to the Tennessee State Geo Bee. Immediately following the homeschool bee, the winner will be administered a written qualifying exam. The top 100 scoring students in each state are invited to compete at the state-level competition. Individual scores are not released. Notification of qualification is sent by the second week in March.

To participate in the MTHEA Geo Bee, you should *not* register your homeschool group or family with the National Geographic Society. MTHEA has already registered our group and paid the registration fee.
Official information, rules and eligibility can be found on the National Geographic Society website here:

Frequently Asked Questions about the National Geographic bee can be found here:

Study information and practice questions can be found here:

We will have name tags, lists for officials, and certificates available for all students who are registered so if for any reason you determine your student won't be able to attend after the registration is submitted, please notify us at GeoBeeMidTn[at]gmail.com.

Please circulate this information to other homeschool email forums, co-ops and tutorials in Middle Tennessee. The more students we have participating, the more exciting the competition! Questions not answered in this email or on the registration form may be directed to: GeoBeeMidTn[at]gmail.com.

Registration Form link: www.tinyurl.com/GeoBee2014

We look forward to a great Geography Bee!

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