Rules change eliminates Geographic Bee champion

This is an unfortunate but pointless rule change.

Last year’s state champ in the National Geographic Bee won’t be able to compete in this year’s contest due to a little-publicized rules change, his parents said.

Matt Savage, a home-schooled seventh-grader from Francestown, had already won a school-level Bee at Great Brook School in Antrim. But after his win, officials with the Bee called and told parents Larry and Diane Savage that he couldn’t go on to the state contest because of rules governing how home-schoolers can enter the event. Read more…

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