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Ruse Buzzes to the 2017 Geographic Bee Title


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Holden Ruse, an 8th grade student at Freeman won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday, January 10th and now has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 2017 National Geographic Bee.

Thousands of schools around the United States participate in the Bee.  The school winners, including Holden, will take an online test.  The top 100 scores in each state will be eligible to compete in the state level Bee.  The Nebraska state Geographic Bee will be held on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha this Spring.

Sixty 7th and 8th grade students competed in the school-level Bee.  The Preliminary round was used to limit the field to 10 contestants.  Those 10 contestants were Jace Schroeder, Owen Miner, Nathan Hundley, Haden Otto, Alex Podtburg, Brett Hemminger, Addi Hestermann, Abby Braden and Holden Ruse.

The Championship Round was a tightly contested battle between Holden and Abby.  In the end, Holden was able to best Abby by 1 question.  He knew Honduras was the correct answer to the following question:

Archaeologists have begun excavating an ancient lost city in the region called La Mosquitua in which country north of Nicaragua?

Please congratulate Holden and the rest of the competitors when you see them next.

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