- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Dozens of Mississippi students will be tested on their knowledge of geography this week as they vie for a chance to compete in the National Geography Bee later this spring in Washington, D.C.

The state competition takes place Friday in at the campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl, with 55 students ages 10 to 14 competing.

The state winner will receive $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to represent Mississippi in the national championship May 11 through 13, when a $50,000 college scholarship will be at stake.

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