Three metro Atlanta students have qualified as a semifinalists for the National Geographic Bee. Luke Mabry of Freedom Middle School, Woodward Academy North sixth-grader Eesh Trivedi and Woodward Middle School eighth-grader Alex Bates will compete March 31 at the Georgia State Bee, which is the second level of the national competition. Students in the fourth through eighth grades who were school champions moved on to a qualifying test round. Up to 100 of the top scorers in each state compete at state events as semifinalists. The winner of each state event will receive a trip to the National Geographic Bee Championship in Washington, D.C. in May, as well as $100 and other prizes. The National winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, an all-expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll and other prizes.