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Published January 09, 2014, 08:55 PM

2014 National Geography Bee held in Crookston Thursday

The first round of the the 2014 National Geography Bee was in Crookston Thursday.

The first round of the the 2014 National Geography Bee was in Crookston Thursday.

10 eighth grade students in Crookston competed - they scored the highest in a pre-test taken before Christmas. The winning question was - The Potomac River rises in the Allegheny Plateau and empties into which large bay? Chesapeake Bay was the correct answer.

Winner Jacob Wagner will advance to the next level - which is a written exam to determine the state competitors.

The national competition is in May in Washington DC. First prize? A $50,000 scholarship.

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