Geography is a subject 8th grade student John Rhodes is passionate about. His interest to learn as much about geography as he can, helped him defend his title as Columbiana Middle School Geography Bee Champion.
John is the winner of this year’s Geography Bee at CMS. He also won the Geography Bee last school year.
“It’s just kind of been my thing for the past two years,” said Rhodes. “Geography has just attracted me because it’s interesting to learn all this kind of stuff, and it’s useful in the real world, which I think is very important.”
John plans on taking the qualifying test for the State Geography Bee, which will be held in the spring.
If he ranks in the top 100, he will compete in the State Geography Bee for the second year in a row.