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THOMAS â€” Sixth grader Latimer High won his school's geography bee and qualified for Idaho's Geography Bee. Latimer attends Snake River Middle School.
Latimer was notified in February that he is one of the top 100 geography students in the state. This qualifies him to compete in the state Geography Bee.
The Idaho Geography Bee is scheduled Saturday at Boise State University.
One winner from each state and territory will advance to the national competition which is May 22-24 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D. C. The competition is for fourth through eighth graders.
In preparation for this competition, Latimer said, "I've been answering sample questions and studying how to think.
"I go to my classes," he said. "There's a lot of common sense in it."
Latimer also studies with his dad each night.
One sample question reads, "Cape Town is an important city inside what African country?"
"I'm really proud of him," said his teacher, Jill Munson. Munson is a sixth grade teacher at SRMS. She teaches social studies, math and the gifted and talented classes.
Latimer is the son of Brandon and Rebecca High.