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Templeton student qualifies for State Geographic Bee

Templeton Middle School seventh-grader Nick Schmudlach qualified for state competition in the National Geographic Bee based on the results of his written test.

All Templeton students participated in the preliminary round of the annual National Geographic Bee this year by taking a 25-question written test. The school’s top-scoring students competed in the semifinal round in which they answered oral questions. Schmudlach was Templeton’s winner and completed another written test to determine if he would qualify for state competition. The top 100 scores in the state qualify for the state level competition.

The state Geographic Bee will be held April 9 at the American Family Insurance Building in Madison.

The National Geographic society provides an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions who advance in May to the National Geographic Bee championship. The final round of the 2010 Geographic Bee, featuring Alex Trebek, will air on the National Geographic Channel and public television stations.