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Phelps Geography Wiz Kid Wins State CompetitionSubmitted: 04/14/2011
Story By Ryan Michaels

PHELPS - A local Phelps wiz kid is on his way to Washington, D.C. next month to compete in the National Geographic Bee.

Robert Rosner, an 8th grader at Phelps School, won the Wisconsin State Geography Bee after making it there 4 years in a row.

For Rosner, preparing for this is more fun than work.

He enjoys studying and reading geography books and looking at maps on his walls.

The competition in Washington for nationals is only a month away and Robert still can't believe it. "Well, yeah I'm confident but I guess there's nerves about it. It's still really shocking that I won."

It may be surprising to Robert but not to his friends, family and staff at Phelps School.

Alex Sjogren, who is a teacher at Phelps School and in charge of the local competition, says he and others saw this coming from a mile away. "In all actuality, we all knew that he was going to have a great chance of winning the competition in Madison."

Out of 100 students who competed in the Wisconsin State Championship, Robert Rosner stands a top the geography bee mountain.

Alex Trebeck hosts the yearly national geography bee coming up on May 25th.

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