Theo Colvin has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Maine National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Theo, son of Ernest and Jill Colvin, is a fourth-grade student at Readfield Elementary School in Mrs. Hogan’s class, according to a news release from the school.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion, according to the release. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society.Each state champion will receive $100, the “National Geographic Atlas of the World, 10th Edition,” a medal and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 11-13. Visit for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

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