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Eighth-grade student wins annual Lower School Geography Bee

Robert B., an eighth-grade student at Lower School, recently survived seven rounds to win the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee contest for the second year in a row. He now has an opportunity to continue on to state competition. Hamza W., eighth grade, was runner-up. Robert and Hamza were among about 50 students from grades 5-8 to compete in the contest. The school-level Bee, which requires students to answer oral questions on U.S. states, world geography, world economies, continents, bodies of water and other categories, was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee. Seen following the conclusion of the Sem Lower School National Geographic Bee are, from left: Hamza W., Geography Bee runner-up; William Davis, Bee moderator and Sem social studies faculty; and Robert B., Bee winner.