- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - An eighth-grader from a middle school in north Phoenix will represent Arizona at the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Ari Mehta (AR’-ee MEH’-tah attends Explorer Middle School, which is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District.

He’ll be one of 54 students competing in the May 23-25 national championship. The top prize is a $50,000 college scholarship.

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