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Lawrence sixth-grader competing on TV Wednesday in the National Geographic Bee

Broken Arrow School sixth-grader Stefan Petrovic has broken through to the finals of the 2010 National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

May 26, 2010

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Tune in to cheer him on

You can watch Stefan in action today. The final round of the bee will be televised at 5 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel, Sunflower Broadband Channel 83.

Sixth grader headed to national geography bee

Broken Arrow student Stefan Petrovic has two notebooks full of geographic facts and is ready to take on geography bee competitors from other states. Enlarge video

Lawrence seventh-grader defends state geography bee crown

South Junior High seventh-grader Stefan Petrovic successfully defended his crown at Friday's state National Geographic Bee in Abilene. Petrovic will now head to Washington, D.C., for a chance at a $25,000 scholarship. In this video taken after Petrovic's win last year, the then 12 year old teaches Journal-World reporter Shaun Hittle some lessons in an impromptu geography bee. Enlarge video

Broken Arrow School sixth-grader Stefan Petrovic has broken through to the finals of the 2010 National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

Now Stefan, 12, will compete in the final leg of his quest for the national title at 5 p.m. today with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek as the moderator.

Stefan is representing Kansas after winning the state bee in April. His teacher in the gifted program, Mary Van Dyke, plus his parents, Uros and Zina Petrovic, and sister Vera Petrovic are with him in Washington.

Stefan survived a tie-breaker Tuesday among several other contestants and made it to the final round.

“It was very intense,” his father said.

Stefan qualified for the top 10 along with students representing Florida, Utah, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Virginia, Georgia, Idaho, West Virginia and Rhode Island.

Stefan’s father said he was proud of all 54 national contestants.

“The level of knowledge and critical thinking that they have shown, each and every one of them, was absolutely astounding,” Uros Petrovic said.

The champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship as well as an all-expense-paid trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Comments

reserveseating 3 years, 10 months ago

Well alright!! good luck and remember not to faint. =)

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ferrislives 3 years, 10 months ago

What a great story. I enjoy watching the spelling bee's each year, and it will be nice to have someone to root for. Good luck to you Stefan!

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justcause 3 years, 10 months ago

Great job Stefan! Best of luck. You represent Lawrence well!

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