Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Our fanatical viewing of "The Amazing Race" paid off

I have exactly one thing to blog about tonight: my son won his school's contest for the National Geographic Bee. The winning geography question came down to what civilization was based at Tenochtitlan, on the site of modern-day Mexico City. My son wrote "Aztec" while his competitor guessed "Mayan."

He received a $25 check and a nice little medal from National Geographic. As the winner for our town, he now takes a written test that is sent to Washington for grading and the top 100 scores in Massachusetts go on to the state final. Then it's on to Washington and the finals, hosted by Alex Trebek. Hooray!


Anonymous said...

Eric: This is the best news I've had all day. My son refuses to commit anything to memory because it is always at hand on the internet. Congratulations to you both and enjoy our new world. Blessings, Eric W

Eric said...

Thank you! Obviously, the nature vs. nurture question has been answered.

Mike said...


But fanatical viewing of the Amazing Race always pays off.