The National Geographic Society recently named Sam Showalter as a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2015 Kentucky National Geographic State Bee. The state competition occurs on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Western Kentucky University. Showalter advanced to this level of competition after his success at the school tournament held at RSMS. As school champion, Showalter completed a qualifying test and submitted it to the National Geographic Society who invited 100 of the top-scoring students from across 50 states to compete at the state level.
“Sam is a hardworking student that always gives his best and produces amazing results. He has really excelled in Social Studies throughout the last two years and is an outstanding worker and example to others. He is a model Titan,” commented Social Studies Teacher Brent Allen.
State champions will win $100, various prizes, and a trip to Washington, D.C. to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship in May. The national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship as well as all-expense paid travel to the Galapagos Islands for the student and a parent. The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2015 National Geographic Bee Championship final round.
To RSMS Principal Shannon Gullett, Showalter is top-notch. “Sam has been the face of RSMS in many facets, most recently at the community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program and the district’s Battle of the Books competition. Sam is an outstanding student and the first to volunteer when needed. His well-rounded and genuine nature put him in the position to experience many successes in life.”
On behalf of RSMS and all of Scott County Schools, best of luck to Sam Showalter as he advances in this exciting competition!