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He found Mapman.


Where in the world did Mapman go? That's what we challenged you to figure out in our "Find Mapman" contest.

In our February 11 issue, we showed you a map that Mapman followed on a recent trip. Your mission: Answer eight questions about the trip correctly, figure out where Mapman went, then create your own map of his final destination: Vietnam.


Grand-Prize Winner

A visit to the library inspired Bryceson Harvey, 12, of Lake Park, Georgia Lake Park is a city in Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. The population was 549 at the 2000 census. Geography
Lake Park is located at  (30.684704, -83.187639)GR1.
, to enter our Mapman contest. He became the first homeschooler to win the grand prize. Congratulations to Bryceson and to Suzanne Harvey, his mother and teacher.


More than 6,000 students entered this year's contest. Entries arrived each day from schools across the nation--from Rio Grande, New Jersey Rio Grande is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Middle Township, in Cape May County, New Jersey. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 2,444. , to Arcadia, California Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. .

"Bryceson's map took the grand prize," says Mapman Jim McMahon, "because it captured the colors, fabrics, and textures that one sees in Vietnam. The jade-colored paper on which he chose to draw his map has the same sheen you see on the silk gowns worn by many Vietnamese women."

For his efforts, Bryceson wins a $500 U.S. Savings Bond Savings bond

A government bond issued in face value denominations from $50 to $10,000, with local and state tax-free interest and semiannually adjusted interest rates.

savings bond

A nonmarketable security issued by the U.S.
. He and each of the 25 runners-up will receive a handheld electronic sudoku puzzle and a Mapman T-shirt.

Thanks to all the students and teachers--from 44 states--who helped make this year's contest a success!

the 25 runners-up

Reed Bourdon bour·don  
1. The drone pipe of a bagpipe.

2. The bass string, as of a violin.

3. An organ stop, commonly of the 16-foot pipes, medium in scale but with dark timbre.
, Gulfview Middle School, Naples, Fla.; Cassidy Bummer bum·mer  
1. Slang An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.

2. Slang One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints: Getting stranded at the airport was a real bummer.
, Plentywood School, Plentywood, Mont.; Hart Cauchy, East Junior High School, Traverse City, Mich.; Raphael Cepeda, Sacred Heart School Sacred Heart School may refer to one of these schools: In the United States
  • Sacred Heart School (Anniston), in Anniston, Alabama
  • Sacred Heart School (Covina), in Covina, California
  • Sacred Heart School (Saratoga), in Saratoga, California
, Turlock, Calif.; Michael Compagnone, Gulfview M.S., Naples, Fla.; Lucia DeLoach, Sacred Heart School, Turlock, Calif.; Avi Desai & Lucas McCabe, Pine Brook School, Manalapan, N.J.; Nathan Fippinger, Aledo Junior High School, Aledo, III.; Shanya Goeman, Saylesville School, Rubicon, Wis.; Courtney Hogrefe, Gulfview M.S., Naples, Fla.; Samantha Hung, John F. Kennedy "John Kennedy" and "JFK" redirect here. For other uses, see John Kennedy (disambiguation) and JFK (disambiguation).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in
 M.S., Cupertino, Calif.; Aaron Lasbury, Allisonville Elementary School, Indianapolis, Ind.; John Marquez, Grant Sawyer M.S., Las Vegas, Nev.; Kathryn Mitchell, Hughes M.S., Burleson, Tex.; Jessica Reehorst, East Junior High School, Traverse City, Mich.; Neyen Romano, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School, Gilbertsville, N.Y.; Alaina Schaefer, Saylesville School, Rubicon, Wis.; Hayley J. Scott, Linden Avenue M.S., Red Hook, N.Y.; Jenny Tong, Discovery M.S., Orlando, Fla.; Jaden Trent, Ceredo-Kenova M.S., Ceredo, W. Va.; Danielle Tyszkowski, Saint Clair County Intervention Academy, Port Huron, Mich.; Brian Wagner, Aledo Junior High School, Aledo, III.; Makala Yates, Hughes M.S., Burleson, Tex.; Devonte Young, Turning Point Youth Center, St. John's, Mich.

the answers:

1. Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Cancer, parallel of latitude at 23°30' north of the equator; it is the northern boundary of the tropics. This parallel marks the farthest point north at which the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon; north of the parallel the sun appears less than  

2. China

3. Manila

4. Borneo

5. Singapore

6. northwest

7. Saigon

8. Vietnam
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Date:May 12, 2008
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