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March 26, 2014

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MRH Student to Participate in 2014 Missouri Geographic Bee

National Geographic Society named Maplewood Richmond Heights seventh grade student, Micah Schultz, as a State Geographic Bee semifinalist. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 26th year. Geography bees were first held in local schools (fourth through eighth grade student participants). Each school winner took a qualifying test and the National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level. 

Schultz is the first ever MRH student to qualify for the Missouri Geographic Bee.

“I am definitely excited for this event, I am actually a little bit surprised that I qualified and was selected to participate. I really want to do well both for my school community, my family, and especially myself,” said Schultz.

The National Geographic Society, founded in 1888 is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The Society reaches more than 500 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy.

The 2014 Missouri Geographic Bee will be held at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly on Friday, April 4, 2014.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.