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After winning SCDS's school-wide GeoBee, grade 8 student Griffin M. also passed the online qualifying test that made him eligible to compete in the state's National Geographic GeoBee. On March 30, 2019, he competed against 100 other students at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington and reached the championship round. Along with many other questions, Griffin provided correct answers to inquiries about international cities and their latitude, longitude, and altitude. By the end of the championship round he had earned second place.