FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --More than a hundred students from throughout California came to Fresno State Friday for a national competition on geography.
The National Geographic Bee tested students on everything from national parks to weather patterns. After a series of quizzes, the top ten were tested on the stage in an elimination round.
The winner of the California Geographic Bee moves on to the national competition. The winner there gets an $80,000 scholarship plus a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Fresno State president Joseph Castro announced he'd give the winner an extra $10,000 if the student attended Fresno State.
"We have an extraordinary group of 103 kids from all over California from the Oregon border to the Mexico border who earned the honor because of their proficiency in geography at their school sites between November and January to come to Fresno to be in the California State Geographic Bee." coordinator Sean Boyd said.
Nishaanth Krishnar got a medal and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May to compete in the National Geographic Bee.