Three Darien students scored in the top 100 in Connecticut for the National Geographic Bee this year.  Ox Ridge fourth grader Frank Hu, Hindley fourth grader Roman Gagliardi, and Middlesex eighth grader James Leone all qualified for the state bee, which takes place on April 6, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.

Fourth graders Frank Hu, front, left,  and Roman Gagliardi; Barbara Ivey, back, left.  National Geographic Bee Darien district coordinator and coach and eighth grader James Leone.