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Irvington Eighth-Grader Competes In State Geography Bee

Irvington Middle School eighth-grader Zachary Rosman has qualified to compete in the statewide National Geographic Bee, which will be held at the New York State Museum in Albany on April 1.
Irvington Middle School eighth-grader Zachary Rosman has qualified to compete in the statewide National Geographic Bee, which will be held at the New York State Museum in Albany on April 1. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington Middle School eighth-grader Zachary Rosman has qualified to compete in the statewide National Geographic Bee, which will be held at the New York State Museum in Albany on Friday, April 1.

Rosman is among 100 fourth- through eighth-graders invited to compete at the state level. To qualify for the state competition, participants had to win their schoolwide geography bee and take a qualifying written test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society.

“Zack has demonstrated a passion for the study of geography for quite some time now,” Irvington Middle School Principal David Sottile said. “He was a driving force in the creation of our Geography Club and has a wonderful history of success in the Geography Bee competition.”

In January, Rosman was named the schoolwide Geography Bee winner for the second year in a row. This will also be his second time competing at the state level.

“I am incredibly proud of his hard work and enthusiasm and wish him the very best as he moves on to the state competition,” Sottile said.

Each state winner will receive $100 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent the state in the national competition in May. The student who gets crowned National Geographic Bee champion will win the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world around them. They will answer a series of questions covering all facets of geography in the United States and the world.

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