Connecticut Geographic Alliance

Connecticut Geographic Bee 2014 Information

Allyson Lubs of Old Saybrook will be the Coordinator for the 2014 Connecticut Geographic Bee.  The Connecticut Bee is a program of the National Geographic Society and the National Geographic Bee is entering its twenty-sixth year.  The Connecticut State Bee will take place on Friday, April 4, 2014 on the campus of Central Connecticut State University.  Allyson has been involved in a variety of roles with the Connecticut Bee since 2007.  She has coordinated registration and media and has also been a judge, moderator, and timekeeper for preliminary and final round competitions.

Allyson, an elementary Special Education teacher at Claude Chester School in Groton, is a member of the Leadership Team for the Connecticut Geographic Alliance and is coordinating the Geography Awareness Week theme of “Exploration” for the 2013-2104 school year.  She filled in as Media in Education Coordinator for The Hartford Courant in 2013 and was awarded the National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012.  She will succeed long-time Connecticut Bee Coordinator Bill DeGrazia who served in that capacity from 1991 through 2013.  We wish Allyson a very successful Bee season!

Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.  Each school’s Bee will produce one winner.  That school winner will complete a qualifying test to determine the top 100 scoring students who are then invited to the state-level Bee to be held on April 4, 2014 at CCSU.  The winner of the Connecticut Bee will represent the state at the national finals in Washington, D.C. on May 19-21, 2014.

Contact:  Allyson Lubs,, 860-304-2692


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