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Winner takes all in Rehoboth geography bee

Fifth-grader Adrianna Zuniga loves cool facts
Fifth-grader Adrianna Zuniga recently won the Rehoboth Elementary School geography bee. BY MELISSA STEELE
February 14, 2013

Fifth-grader Adrianna Zuniga loves geography.

"I like learning about cool facts," she said. "I have a gigantic book about geography of the world that I study."

All that study paid off recently when Adrianna won the Rehoboth Elementary School geography bee.

Asked in what country, along with Argentina, a nomadic tribe is found, her winning answer was Chile.

Nine Rehoboth Elementary students earned the chance to compete in the school's geography competition – an early round in a series of competitions culminating in the National Geographic Bee in May in Washington, D.C. The state bee will be held April 5 at the University of Delaware.

Rehoboth's nine students dropped to five with Aimee Rivera Lara and Adrianna making it to the final round.

Adrianna recently took a written test of 70 questions as part of the selection process to determine if she makes it to the next level. She should know the results by March, said Rehoboth Elementary teacher Jacqui Kisiel.

The top 100-scoring students in Delaware will move on to the state bee held April 5 at the University of Delaware; the state winner gets the chance to compete in the national competition May 20-22 in Washington, D.C.