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Here's the question that a local 7th grader nailed to win the state geography bee

Sam Henshaw outside Moultire Middle School following his win. (Provided)

Sam Henshaw, a seventh grader from Moultrie Middle School, made history as the first student from the Charleston County School District to win The South Carolina National Geographic State Bee since the competition started in 1989.

Henshaw beat more than 100 students ranging from 4th to 8th grade at the Brookland Baptist Church Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia.

Henshaw had to make it through a tiebreaker in the preliminary round to advance to the finals.

He then clinched the championship by providing the correct answer to the question:


What major city is about 200 miles west of Qattara Depression?


(Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

For winning the state competition, Henshaw will represent South Carolina in the National Geographic Bee Championships in Washington, D.C., scheduled for May 20-24. He won an all-expense paid trip to the competition.

Henshaw also received a $200 cash prize and the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition.”

Answer: Cairo, Egypt

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