Longview Student Competes In State Geography Bee

A Longview schoolboy is looking to go to national competition in the national geography bee.    Constantly studying maps and atlases, 13 year old Trinity school student John Golden can tell you any city and country any region of the world.

"I was always asking my dad questions about regions and politics" says golden.

He's one of 100 students competing in the state tournament Friday which will decide who goes to the world geography bee in Washington D.C. in May.

"You're going to be quizzed on knowledge of the world, you've got to know mountains in obscure regions you've got to know capitols what country's are famous for" John says.

With all the regions, cultures, spelling and pronunciation down,  golden is ready for the challenge.

"I think I'm probably on of the best, I don't know what the career options are, but you get 25-thousand dollar scholarship" he says.

Only 100 students in the entire state qualified for tomorrows competition in Bedford Texas. Golden competes tomorrow for his chance at going to the national competition in May.

Bob Hallmark/bhallmark@kltv.com