Middlesex Middle School seventh-grader Michael Borecki once again came in first place in Middlesex' National Geographic Bee.

Thousands of schools participate nationwide each year in the geography competition which is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The contest is open to fourth- through eighth-graders and is designed to generate interest in and public awareness of geography.

This is Michael 's forth straight year of placing first in his school's geography bee having won Hindley Elementary School's Geography Bee as a fourth- and fifth-grader and Middlesex' Geography Bee last year as a sixth-grader. For the past three years, Michael has also gone on to place in the Top 10 of the Top 100 at the Connecticut State Geographic Bee.

Last year, Michael was able to advance one more level by beating 100 other students to win first place in the 2011 Connecticut Geographic Bee, earning him the honor of representing the state at the national level in Washington D.C. His first place finish this year at MMS now entitles Michael to, once again, take the 70 question geography test to determine if he advances on to the state-level competition.

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