Fourth grader, Kristofer Frau Larracuente is Georgia Cyber Academy’s Geography Bee champion!
For the 29th year, the National Geographic Society held the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in schools across the United States, five U.S. territories, and Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.
This was Kristofer’s first time participating in a geography bee and competing against other students using materials prepared by National Geographic.
He said it was challenging but it felt great to make it to the end. Although he didn’t qualify for the national competition in Washington, D.C in May of this year, he was grateful for the opportunity.
Kris enrolled to GCA in second grade because he is a gifted student and wasn’t able to stay interested in his brick and mortar school material. He is always looking for ways to keep his mind active and progress his learning. He decided to enter the National Geography Bee out of curiosity.
“I love geography and love to enter contests, and to gain more knowledge,” Kris said.
He says that the support from his GCA teachers has been great and they are proud of his accomplishment. The material he has gone over in his social studies class prepared him for a lot of the material that he was quizzed on during GCA’s competition.
Kris enjoys challenging his mind in his free time with puzzles and Sudoku. He is also very active in GCA’s Spanish and History clubs.
At the end of this month he will complete his Georgia Milestones and he hopes to one day become a paleontologist. Good luck on your testing, Kris!