OTISFIELD – Kyle Rainey, a fifth-grade student at Otisfield Community School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is a finalist eligible to compete in the Maine Geographic Bee. Rainey is the son of Rick and Pam Cummings and Peter Rainey, all of Otisfield.

Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state of determine each school’s winner. School winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states and in the territories, the society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level.

The state bee will be held Friday, April 1, at the University of Maine in Orono. The state winner and his or her teacher will represent Maine in the national finals at society headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 24 and 25. The state winner will receive $100 and the trip to Washington, D.C. The national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship.

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