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Albany's Koss wins school-level geography bee
Ethan Koss at Albany School won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. (Supplied photo)
ALBANY - Ethan Koss, a seventh-grade student at Albany School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee Jan. 4.

He now will have a chance to advance to the next round for a future chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.

The school-level bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. 

The kickoff for this year's bee was in early November, with thousands of schools around the United States participating.

The winners at each school in each state, including Koss, will take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete April 6 in their state bee. Winners of that competition will participate in the national championship rounds May 20-23.