Winning in the State Level Geography Bee

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

Submitted Photo Duncan Crowder, a seventh-grader at Paul Knox Middle School.

Do you know what the largest city in Honduras is? Do you know on what continent Honduras is located? Well, Duncan Crowder, a seventh-grader from Paul Knox Middle School, knows those answers.

Duncan traveled to Columbia on April 4 to compete in the State Level Geography Bee. Duncan was the Paul Knox Middle School Geography Bee winner and qualified as one of the top 100 students in South Carolina eligible to compete for the state title. Even though Duncan has qualified for the state competition in fifth and sixth grades, he never made it to the top 10. This year was different.

During the preliminary competition, Duncan tied for the final spot in the top 10. The top 10 qualify for the final round and, ultimately, the state title. Unfortunately, Duncan missed his opportunity for the finals in the tie-breaker round which meant he was done for this year. Duncan has one more year of eligibility left as an eighth-grader, so he is already studying for next year’s school competition.

“We are extremely proud of how well Duncan represented PKMS, and we wish him all the best next year,” said Mrs. Christine Liner, the school sponsor of the Geography Bee. Liner traveled to Columbia with Duncan, and was impressed with the maturity Duncan portrayed when he didn’t advance to the finals.

By the way, if you didn’t know, Tegucigalpa is the largest city in Honduras. Honduras is located in Central America, which is on the continent of North America.

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