River Forest student qualifies for state geography bee

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

An eighth grader from Roosevelt Middle School has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic Geography Bee next month, according to a statement Monday from District 90.

Jake Grant, who recently won the school’s geography bee for the fourth year in a row, was among the top 100 scorers on a test to qualify for the state competition. School winners throughout the state were eligible to take the test. The state bee will be held March 30 at the College of DuPage Jack H. Turner Conference Center in Glen Ellyn.

One winner from each state will advance to the national competition, to be held in Washington, D.C. May 22-24.

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Happy Shopper from River Forest  

Posted: February 27th, 2012 3:51 PM

No to the previous posts. Jake's talent was started with his father who as I understand it has traveled to most places none of us have been. Just recently I was shopping at Jewel and I saw that his dad was there too as evidenced by his photo on all the shopping carts. What a worldly guy and good lookin too!

Gary from Oak Park from Oak Park  

Posted: February 27th, 2012 3:46 PM

Yes I agree with the previous post b/c at a social function I asked Jake's dad how to spell Ohio and he answered Oh?

Gary from River Forest  

Posted: February 27th, 2012 3:43 PM

Way to go Jake and let it be known to one and all that his ability was the direct result of his mother since a while back his dad was asked how to spell Hawaii and his answer was Hi

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