Saturday, April 6, 2013

Randolph Middle student advances to National Geographic Bee

In what Canadian province is Niagara-on-the-Lake located?

Matthew Janson, a Randolph Middle eighth-grader, gave the correct answer (Ontario), which made him the North Carolina finalist for the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

Photo courtesy Liz Janson

Matthew competed against almost 100 other North Carolina students (grades 4-8) Friday at UNC Charlotte.

As the state winner, he received $100, the "Complete National Geographic" on DVD and a trip to Washington, D.C., where the Bee takes place May 20-22.

The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will air final round, moderated by Alex Trebek, May 23.

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