The Colony Teen Nails Nat'l Geo Bee Title

Which state has the smartest student when it comes to geography?

The answer is Texas, of course.

The Colony's Eric Yang, 13, proved Wednesday when he won the National Geographic Bee in Washington. The prize is a $25,000 college scholarship.

Yang answered questions such as:

  • Baja California, which is almost completely surrounded by water, is what kind of physical feature?

    A: island
    B: peninsula
    C: plateau

Some were more difficult -- like this one:

  • The Arab League, which promotes economic cooperation among its members, is made up of countries on which two continents?
    A: Africa and Asia
    B: Europe and Africa
    C: Europe and Asia

Students representing Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin also made it to the finals.

Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" hosted the competition.

In earlier rounds, one student from every U.S. state and territory, along with a student from a military family, competed for the top geography prize.

According to a survey of the 55 students, President Barack Obama tops the list of people they admire (besides their parents). And several aspire to political office.

**Oh, the answers to the quiz were B and then A.  To take the daily geography bee quiz -- head over to

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