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Seventh-grader wins N.H. geography bee

A seventh-grader has won a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the finals of the National Geographic Bee next month.

Kevin Owens from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School in Bedford on Friday won the state-level competition in which 100 students from across New Hampshire competed at Keene State College.

Second place went to Daniel Taylor of Hampstead Academy in Hampstead, and Joseph DePalma of Daisy Bronson Middle School in Littleton came in third.

Owens won $100 and a paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals May 19-21.

The national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

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