York teen wins Maine’s geography bee for second year in row

Posted March 31, 2012, at 12:02 p.m.
Benjamin Maclean (middle), an eighth-grader from York, is this year's winner of the Maine Geographic Bee. Archer Thomas (left) a seventh-grader from Buxton came in second, and Luca Deangelis (right), an eighth-grader from Readfield came in third.
Ann Bryant | Sun Journal
Benjamin Maclean (middle), an eighth-grader from York, is this year's winner of the Maine Geographic Bee. Archer Thomas (left) a seventh-grader from Buxton came in second, and Luca Deangelis (right), an eighth-grader from Readfield came in third.

FARMINGTON, Maine — An eighth-grade student from York has won the National Geographic Bee for Maine for the second straight year.

Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Maclean topped 100 students from around the state during Friday’s competition at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Archer Thomas, a seventh-grader from Buxton, came in second place.

The Sun Journal reports that Maclean will represent Maine in the national geography bee held in May at the National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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