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A South Western eighth-grader has reached the semifinals of a national geography bee competition.

Joshua Urbain, a student at Emory H. Markle Intermediate School in Hanover, is one of 100 students chosen to compete for the state title at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on Friday, April 6, according to a news release by the National Geographic Society.

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The winner of the state competition will receive $200 and move on to represent Pennsylvania at the 30th National Geographic Bee Championship at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The winner of of the national competition will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime subscription in the National Geographic Society and an all-expenses-paid expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll cruise ship.

The national bee will be three days long, with the final round streamed live on May 24 on the competition’s website, www.natgeobee.org.

 

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