Homeschooler wins AK state geography bee

Knowing that the Strait of Hormuz separates the Arabian Peninsula from Iran was the winning edge for Juneau home-school student Ryan Wetherell in the state geography bee last week.

That’s quite a feat, studies suggest. National Geographic, which sponsors state and national bees, said only 17 percent of young American adults surveyed last year knew where Afghanistan is. One out of 10 couldn’t find the United States on a map. Read more…

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