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Rosarian Student Jack Throop Wins Geographic Bee: Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship

Jack Throop, an eighth-grade student at Rosarian Academy, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 25, 2016, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee.

Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2016 Bee. The school chpions, including Jack Throop, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on April 1, 2016.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national chpionship rounds May 22-25, 2016. The first-place national chpion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a National Geographic Expeditions trip to a national park in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.