Malual Mamer, an eighth grader at St. Mary’s School will represent St. Mary’s at the state level competition for the National Geography Bee. The Nebraska State Bee will be held March 29th at The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is very excited to represent St. Mary’s at the next level of the National Geo Bee. When asked how it felt, he said, “It means a lot because it took a long time of trying to get here.” Malual has been at St. Mary’s since Pre-Kindergarten and has worked diligently to achieve his dream. He enjoys his studies, especially history and geography. Malual loves the challenge of the Geo Bee which is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Over his years at St. Mary’s, Malual has represented his grade level in the Geo Bee, but this is his first time winning at the school level. For the Geo Bee, students in fourth through eighth grade are asked questions about geography ranging from capitals to map reading. It is fun for the competitors, but also for the entire school who watches the competition with baited breath, each of them maybe learning something new about the world in which they live.