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Kodiak seventh-grader wins Alaska Geographic Bee

Kodiak seventh-grader Gray Harver will represent Alaska in the National Geographic Bee in May in Washington, D.C.

Harver, 13, won the Alaska Geographic Bee Friday at the Egan Center in Anchorage. Nearly 100 fourth- through eighth-graders competed for the honor of representing Alaska in the national bee.

"I was a little nervous in the final round, but I was confident that I could do it," Harver said. "I'll be studying and looking forward to D.C."

To qualify for the state bee, students had to take first place in their school bees and pass qualifying exams. Friday's competition included 41 girls and 59 boys. The geography program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension supports the Alaska bee.

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