COLUMBIA — Jack Langen will not advance to the finals of the National Geographic Bee on Thursday.
Jack, an eighth-grader at West Junior High School, scored a seven out of nine in the preliminary rounds Tuesday in Washington, D.C., his mother, Amy Langen said in a brief voice mail.
Amy Langen said family and friends are proud of Jack's achievements.
Although this could not yet be confirmed on the bee website early Tuesday afternoon, she said four participants had a perfect score and automatically advance to the finals. The other six will be selected from among a dozen students who scored eight out of nine.
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