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Christian Moreno, Cottage Grove Middle School sixth-grader, who was in the state geography bee last week, has a strong interest in karate and has competed in the sport for seven years. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Cottage Grove 6th-grader loved geography from young age

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Like other sixth-grade boys, Christian Moreno likes playing basketball, football and video games.

What sets him apart is that he's a wizard at geography.

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After he won the Cottage Grove Middle School geography bee, he became eligible to take the state test, and was among the 100 students across the state competing in the geography bee at St. Cloud State University last week.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
(651) 459-7600
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