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Randolph student heads to national competition

Matthew Janson, a Randolph Middle eighth-grader, heads to the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., May 20-22 as the North Carolina finalist.

He advanced by topping almost 100 other North Carolina students (grades 4-8) in April at UNC Charlotte.

As the state winner, he received $100, the "Complete National Geographic" on DVD and the trip to Washington. The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will air final round, moderated by Alex Trebek, May 23. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

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