8th-grader heads to Pa. geography bee
March 18, 2013
ADAMS TWP — Mars eighth-grader Claire Staresinic will compete in the Pennsylvania State Geography Bee at 1 p.m. April 5, in Gettysburg. Staresinic earned first place for the second consecutive year at the Mars Geography Bee Final Round Qualifier, held Jan. 4 at Mars Centennial School. She then completed a written exam to qualify for the state contest. The state winner will advance to the National Geography Bee competition, to be held May 20 to 22. The National Geographic Society sponsors the contest. For more information, contact Lori Jones, sixth grade teacher, at 724-625-2601 or visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee.