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Satya places third in state

Satya Hariharan, a seventh-grade student at Skyridge Middle School, won third place at the Washington State level of the 2011 National Geographic Bee Competition which was held on Friday, April 1, at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Following Satya’s school-level win in January,  he took a written test and qualified to participate at the state level which included 100 fourth- to eighth-grade students from across Washington. Through rounds of elimination the number decreased to ten and then narrowed to a final three. The final contenders completed four difficult rounds of competition. Satya received a $50 reward and “The Complete National Geographic” on DVD in recognition of his outstanding performance.