Geography Bee students compete in Bradenton

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BRADENTON, Fla. - Some Manatee County students were showing off everything they know about geography on Wednesday.

Braden River Middle School students competed against each other as they try to advance to the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C. this May.

Right now, they're competing with 5-to-6 million students across the nation. All of them are testing their knowledge on the world's geography.

“I think it's fun, and I like geography and testing my skill,” said competitor John Lin.

“I think it's interesting and I like knowing about history. And to know history you need geography,” says competitor Lily Sutton.

“I hope that they are getting the background knowledge that they need to understand current events. In a democratic republic, if you don't understand where things are, and why things are, you can get yourself into trouble,” says teacher Chris Brown.

The winning students will head the state geography bee in April.