LISBON – Philip W. Sugg Middle School Principal Rick Green has been notified by the National Geographic Society that eighth-grade student Garth Ebner, son of Patrick and Regina Ebner of Lisbon Falls, is one of the finalists eligible to compete in the 2007 state geography bee.

The state bee will be held on Friday, March 30, at the University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center.

Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s winner. School-level 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 National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level.

The winner will represent Maine in the national finals at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 22 and 23. The state winner will receive $100 and the trip to Washington. The national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship.

For more information about the events and programs at Sugg Middle School, contact Monica Millhime, community resource coordinator for the Lisbon School Department, by calling 754-0021, e-mailing [email protected] or visiting the Web at

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