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[DEC. 21, 2004]  Josh Kastendick, a seventh-grader at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 15.

Pictured are Jon Mangano, third place; Josh Kastendick, champion; and Todd Schumacher, runner-up.

Also participating were Brittany Rogers, Scott Carnahan, Trevor Arrington, Brandon Miller, Ben Rekart, Matthew Schierer and Alec Broughton.

The school-level bee was the first round in the 17th annual National Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Josh will take the state-level qualifying test in January with the possibility of advancing to the national finals in Washington, D.C.

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Anyone can brush up on geography with GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at, which poses five new questions a day from previous National Geographic Bees.

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