Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 Geography Bee Winner



Jack competed in the National Geography Bee against 8 students (from 4th grade through 6th grade) from his school. In the end it was Jack and his best friend, Matt, as the two finalists. Neither one was able to answer the final questions correctly so it went to a tie breaker which meant the first one to answer correctly would earn 1st place. I knew my mission to Argentina would pay off...the question required the student to know which country was west of Argentina and Jack correctly answered Chile and became the geography bee winner! He now takes a written exam to qualify for the state competition and the winner of that competition will compete in the national competition in Washington DC. Way to go Jack!

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

That is so awesome. I am horrible with geography. Congrats Jack!!

Grandma Bethany said...

You are so fast to post this! I just got home from watching Jack win. Sure made me realize how much I don't know...however, I did know the winning answer!
Now you can learn so much getting him ready for the next test!
Way to go Jack!

Melanie said...

Jack,
YOU ROCK! Good job on winning! Good luck too at the written test!
High Five,
Melanie Perschon

Vennesa said...

Makes me feel good to know an 11 year old is smarter than me. Good job Jack!

Ems said...

oh wow! make sure he remembers that stuff...it IS important for college!

Scarehaircare said...

JACK!!!! That is AWESOME!

Brittany said...

Man I hate it when I realize that kids are smarter than I am! I did know that Chile is west of Argentina, but I am horrible at geography. Congrats Jack!

Heidi Rushing said...

It is amazing how far and wide the gifts of my marvelous mind continue to bless - Jack is so lucky my genes were able to be passed on to my nephew like that! He can thank me at his own convenience, right now it is time to keep his eye on the ball for State.

Lisa said...

Wow, how exciting! Congratulations!