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Vacca Wins Local Geographic Bee, Advances to Next Level

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The first round of the National Geographic Bee, the school Bee, was held on December 2, 2016 at Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Sophia Vacca, a 5th grader at Holly Harshman Elementary, won the school competition.

With Vacca’s win, she will now proceed to the next round of the competition, which is a qualifying test to determine state competitors. All school champions are eligible to win the national championship and its first place prize, a $50,000 college scholarship, at the national championship May 15-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.