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Gentry student headed to geography national championship (posted 4/3/17)

Rohan Rao, a seventh grader at Gentry Middle School, is the 29th champion of the Missouri Geographic Bee, sponsored by National Geographic, and will now head to Washington, DC, to compete in the national championship competition in May.
 
Students qualify for competition after taking an oral and written test submitted to National Geographic. Students with the top 100 scores enter the state competition. The goal of the competition is to keep an appreciation for geography and the environment alive among students in grades four through eight.
 
The national winner earns a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a free trip to the Galapagos Islands.