Junior Anton Karpovich decisively won first place in of the United States Geography Olympiad, winning $1500 towards a trip to Kyoto to represent Team USA in international competition.
Anton competed in the National History Bee and Bowl in Arlington, Virginia on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 26-28. On Saturday he competed solo in a team quizbowl competition on history tossups and made the playoffs, and made it to the Round of 32 for this event.
On Sunday Anton competed in the National History Bee, an individual quizbowl competition, where he advanced to the semifinals, finishing in the top 12 of all students in this nation-wide competition. He received $100 in cash for his performance.
On top of these impressive results, he blew away the competition in the United States Geography Olympiad on Friday, getting first place in all three categories (multiple-choice and short-answer portions of the written exam, and the individual quizbowl competition). Consequently he took first place overall in the competition, which earned him the right to represent Team USA at the 2013 International Geography Olympiad (iGeo), in Kyoto, Japan, on 30 July 30th -August 5th. He was also awarded $1500 toward the costs of the trip.