The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 28th consecutive year, with American humorist, journalist and actor Mo Rocca serving as host and moderator. The 2016 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.