Wentzville 8th grader wins Mo. geography bee

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 5 at 9:32 PM

MOBERLY, MO. (AP) -- A Wentzville middle school student has won the 2014 Missouri Geographic Bee.

Evan Hensel, an 8th grader at Wentzville Middle School, won the state-level bee Friday in Moberly. He now will represent Missouri in the national finals of the Bee at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington. The national bee is May 19-21, 2014.

Hensel also receives $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington for the national contest where he will compete against other fourth- to eighth-graders.

First prize in the national competition includes a $50,000 college scholarship.

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