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Porter Ridge Middle Represented At State Geography Bee
Nick T., 7th grader at PRMS, competed in the National Geographic Society's state Geography Bee on Friday, April 1. This year's state competition took place on the campus of UNCC. All participating state contestants were selected based on the top 100 scores of a written test. Nick qualified as one of 100 finalists in the state, beating out over 35,000 students! Every contestant received a certificate and tshirt. Although Nick did not win the state competition, he answered over 50% of the questions correctly. Way to go Nick! The National Geography Bee will take place May 24th and 25th in Washington D.C. with host Alex Trebek. It will be broadcast live on the National Geographic channel and at a later date on local PBS stations.
Written by: Casey Rimmer
Posted: Apr 05, 2011 by Casey Rimmer