Just yesterday they announced the 10 finalists for the National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic, well known for their erudite magazine and documentaries.
American students are usually portrayed as ignorant of the world and domestic geography. Not the ones pictures above, averaging about 12-13 years of age from various parts of the USA California Oregon New Jersey Texas Massachusetts North Carolina , even North Dakota!
They knew the answers to difficult questions such as which state capital in USA is on the Pearl River, and the winning question, which south american country has a population similar to New Jersey? (paraguay is the answer). There were environmental awareness question, about the plastic pollution of River Yangtze, these young americans managed them all and the winner was Venkat Ramjan 13 year old who took home a 50 000 dollar scholarship, he lives in California.
There are 300 + million Americans.
|Race and Hispanic/Latino origin||Census 2010,|
|Black or African American||37,685,848||12.2||34,658,190||12.3|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||2,247,098||.7||2,475,956||0.9|
|Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander||481,576||0.15||398,835||0.1|
|Two or more races||5,966,481||1.9||6,826,228||2.4|
|Some other race||604,265||15,359,073||5.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||50,477,594||16.3||35,305,818||12.5|