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New Orleans Student Will Compete In National Geographic Bee

New Orleans Student Will Compete In National Geographic Bee

In a game show-style competition, 10 Louisiana students struggled through advanced geography questions that went far beyond lists of state capitals, seeking a spot in the National Geographic Bee.

Students squared off Friday in a head-to-head quiz that could have left many adults scratching their heads. Children were asked to link towns to their states, match African countries to their former colonial masters and identify border-sharing countries.

The last student standing was 14-year-old Benjamin Link, of New Orleans, who reigns as state champion after correctly identifying the origin of certain aqueducts and the location of a Basque whaling community.

His win came just in time. It was the last year Link qualified for the bee.

Link will compete in May against students nationwide, for a chance to win $50,000.

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