Geography Bee

Louisville teen wins statewide geography bee

A Louisville teen won a statewide geography bee for the second year in a row and earned a berth in a national competition. Will Tamplin clinched the championship by correctly named the Caribbean island where a volcano destroyed the capital city of Plymouth in 1997. The answer was Montserrat. Geography bees were held all over the country on Friday. Bowling Green hosted Kentucky's contestants. Tamplin, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Meyzeek Middle School, will move on to face other state winners at the national competition, scheduled for May 25-26 in Washington, D.C. The runner-up in the Kentucky competition was 12-year-old Matt Hensley of Lexington. Tamplin earned $100, a certificate and a globe for winning. His brother, 11-year-old John Tamplin, won the statewide spelling bee last month.