Sixth-grader Jennifer Carter and seventh-grader Katie Moody have been notified by the National Geographic Society that they are eligible to compete in the 2010 Maine Geographic Bee.

Jennifer Carter won the Rockland District Middle School bee. Katie Moody won the bee at Appleton Village School.

Then they took a qualifying test that was submitted to the National Geographic Society. The top 100 scores are eligible to compete at the state level. The 2010 Maine Geographic Bee will be held at the Abromson Community Education Center on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland on Friday, April 9.

The state winner will receive $100, the “National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World,” and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he or she will represent Maine at the national finals on May 25-26. The winner will receive a $25,000 scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. A teacher from the school district of the national winner will receive a trip to attend the Google Geo Teacher Institute in July 2010.

Jennifer Carter is the daughter of Bradford and Ilmi Carter of Rockland.

Katie Moody is the daughter of Chris and Mary Kate Moody.