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Local student named California National Geographic State Bee semifinalist

Local student named California National Geographic State Bee semifinalist

Nithin Chilakapati, an 8th grader at Carmel Valley Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 California National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at California State University, Fresno, on Friday, April 6.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. Geographic Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has...

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