EDMOND — A Sequoyah Middle School seventh-grader hopes to chart his way to a victory against 53 other competitors next week in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.
Ari Papahronis, 13, will represent Oklahoma when students from fourth through eighth grades are tested in a series of
Last year's winning question was: “Thousands of mountain climbers and trekkers rely on Sherpas to aid their ascent of Mount Everest. The southern part of Mount Everest is located in which Nepalese national park?”
Answer: Sagarmatha National Park.
Accompanying Ari will be his father, John, and teacher Anne Willhite.
“We're all excited,” Willhite said. “He has a great chance to be a finalist and win it.”
The National Geographic Bee champion will win a $25,000 college scholarship and an all-
Ari, a member of the
“I've been studying a lot of atlases, almanacs and textbooks,” he said.
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