Lakeshore Middle School student to compete in state geography bee

Lakeshore Middle School eighth-grader Beau Ruster beat out seven of his schoolmates in a geography bee in January, said Lakeshore teacher Jackie Sander. Ruster will now compete against students from across the state in the 2011 Michigan Geographic Bee. The tournament will be held Friday on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Before he could advance to the state level, Ruster had to take yet another test, said Sander, the organizer of the school bee. Students with the top 100 scores qualified to advance, she said.
Jordan Travis
Mar 31, 2011


Having won the school’s geography bee in fifth grade, Ruster knows the feeling of victory.

The winners of state tournaments will go to the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., for the National Geography Bee on May 24-25.
In order to qualify for the national tournament, Ruster must take first place in the state competition, according to a release from National Geographic. If Ruster places in the top 10 at the state level, he will win $500, the boy said.

To read more of this story, see today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



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