Eighth grader wins geography bee

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Gavin Nelson, an eighth grader at Rigby Middle School, has won the school’s National Geography Bee and qualified for the state competition March 31 at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Geography bees tests students on their knowledge of the world around them. According to the National Geographic Society, the contest is open to students in grades 4 through 8.

One champion from each state and territory will advance to the National Geographic Bee Championship, which will be held May 14-18 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. Transportation and accommodations for the Washington, D.C. trip are provided for each state champion and one parent/guardian.

Gavin is the son of Lynn and Marianne Nelson, of Rigby.

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