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A seventh-grader from Christ the King School in University City won the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday at Moberly Area Community College, the event's organizers said.

With his victory, Jackson Cooper won a $200 cash prize, the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition,” and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to represent Missouri in...

A pair of prominent STL men will join the ranks of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

The local honorees are businessman and philanthropist Sam Fox, who also was the former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium; and Westminster alumnus Neal F. Perryman, of the Lewis Rice law firm.

The ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Mary...

LEBANON • Of course, she gets just a little nervous waiting to find out which word officials at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee will throw at her, Alice Liu admits.

But Liu is a pro. She’s been through the St. Louis bee before and into the late rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.

She makes sure...

ST. LOUIS • Students from at least two dozen schools in the St. Louis area walked out of class or held assemblies as part of a national day of protests one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

The coordinated school walkouts were loosely organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • The University of Illinois is considering an expansion of its solar farm.

The University of Illinois South Farms has been idle since October when on-site electrical system issues occurred, The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported. But it's scheduled to resume operations soon.

University officials have discussed expanding the 21-acre solar farm to help meet renewable-energy goals outlined in the...

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