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Education: Rockford student wins National Geographic Bee first round

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Education: Rockford student wins National Geographic Bee first round

ROCKFORD — Spectrum Progressive School eighth-grader Mike Milles won the school’s National Geographic Bee for the second year in a row Jan. 27.

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The competition 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 champions, including Milles, will take a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers in the test in each state will be eligible to compete in the state bee April 1.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the national championship rounds May 22-25.

For information: nationalgeographic.com/geobee.