Geography Bee students compete in Bradenton

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:48 pm

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.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
81°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
81°
Details

Today

weather
82°
Details

Today

weather
85°
Details

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.