Congratulations to Spiritridge fifth grader Ihsan Lishar who won the 2018 Washington Geographic Bee on April 7 at Pacific Lutheran University.  The competition is open to fourth through eighth graders.

Ihsan will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 30th annual National Geographic Bee May 20 – 23 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.  While in D.C. Ihsan will compete for a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip for two to the Galapagos Islands.

Learn more by visiting the National Geographic Bee website.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.