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Eighth-grader wins first round of National Geographic Bee

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Where in the world is Joseph Carlino?

Eighth-grader Joseph Carlino of Challenger K8 won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 4, earning him a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.

The school-level event, during which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 22nd annual National Geographic Bee.

During the week of Nov. 9, thousands of schools in the United States and U.S. territories participated in the contest. The school winners will take a written test and up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in their state bees in April.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts. The bee's national championship rounds will be in May.

The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek will moderate the televised national final on May 26.

Eighth-grader wins first round of National Geographic Bee 12/16/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:59pm]
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