Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

STUDENT NEWS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

STUDENT NEWS [Derived Headline]

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St. Valentine School eighth-grader Justin Berner has been named a semifinalist in the 2005 Pennsylvania Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

Bees were held in schools across the state with fourth- through eighth-grade pupils; each school had one winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the society.

The society then invited pupils with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level on April 1 at Shippensburg University.

The state winner and his or her teacher will represent Pennsylvania in the national finals in Washington, D.C., on May 24 and 25.

Berner is the son of Jim and Lorraine Berner, of Bethel Park.


Bethel Park High School junior Abhiram Bhashyam and sophomore Kathlene Joo earned first place awards in the cell biology category of the Science Olympiad, held March 11 at Westminster College. …

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