Geography bees, much different from spelling bees, were held in schools with fourth through eighth grade students throughout Pennsylvania to determine each school's winner. Then, the school winners had to take a qualifying test, with results being submitted to the National Geographic Society. The NGS then chose students to participate in the state semifinals based on their performance on the test, and Kevin Hogan was one of those select few.
The state winner will head to Washington DC for the finals, which will be moderated by Alex Trebek.
The semifinals will take place on April 5 at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, PA.
Good luck, Kevin!