Cape 8th grader knows geography

In the photo above, Joshua and Becky Mocherman, social studies teacher, pose at Cape Central Junior High School, where Joshua won first place at the school’s geography bee, which qualified him for the state competition.

Do you know what countries border Tanzania, or for that matter, what continent the country lies on? Not many people do, but chances are Joshua Sander, 8th grade student at Cape Junior High School, does. He won 6th place in the state against 100 other students at the recent Geography Bee at the University of Missouri in Columbia last weekend.

"He's an outstanding, all-round student who enjoys social studies and geography," said Becky Mocherman, social studies teacher at Cape Central Junior High School. Joshua's mother, Lisa, said her son began learning the names of states and their capitals at a very early age. "He's always watching the news, so he knows everything that goes on," she said.

Joshua plans to go into some sort of science research when he completes his education.