State winner will receive $100 and a trip to D.C. for the national finals.

LISBON – Philip W. Sugg Middle School Principal Rick Green has been notified by the National Geographic Society that eighth-grade student Phillip Carville, son of Tim and Carrie Carville of Lisbon Falls, is one of the finalists eligible to compete in the 2006 Maine Geographic Bee.

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

The state bee will be held at the University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center on Friday, March 31.

The winner will represent Maine in the national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 23 and 24. The state winner will receive $100 and the trip to Washington. The national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship.

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