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Geography bee winner Shelly Schmitt (eighth grade) prepares to write down her answer to a question during the championship round of St. Anne Catholic School's annual National Geographic Geography Bee.

Siblings take first, second place in geography bee

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For more than 20 years, St. Anne Catholic School has been holding a geography bee each year. The bee is a part of the National Geographic Geography Bee, and the winner has a chance to continue on to participate in the National Geographic Geography Bee. The national winner receives a $25,000 scholarship, said Michelle Rochel, St. Anne's fifth through eighth grade social studies teacher.

This year's local bee was held on Jan. 14 in the St. Anne's gymnasium.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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