She found the Mapman![TM].Nancy Flewelling of Gulfview Middle School in Naples, Florida Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of 1 July 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 21,804. Naples is the County seat of Collier County, and is a Principal City of the Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical , is the grand-prize winner of the 2004 Mapman Contest. Congratulations!
In our February 9 issue, we challenged you to locate all the places that Mapman--aka Jim McMahon--visited on a recent trip. To win, you had to complete two tricky tasks: Answer all eight questions correctly and draw a map of the final destination.
This year, we received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and Okinawa, Japan. A majority of you got all eight answers right.
Nancy won 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.
A nonmarketable security issued by the U.S. for her entry, a diorama of a volcano, lake, and trees, and an elevation map drawn in the clouds (right). She and each of the 25 runners-up will also receive a Mapman T-shirt and a Franklin[R] Electronic Merriam-Webster's[R] Dictionary.
Correct Answers: 1. Colorado River Colorado River
River, south-central Argentina. Its major headstreams, the Grande and Barrancas rivers, flow southward from the Andes Mountains and meet to form the Colorado near the Chilean border. It flows southeastward across northern Patagonia and the southern Pampas. ; 2. Peninsula; 3. Mexico; 4. Equator; 5. Northeast; 6. Panama Canal; 7. 2:00 p.m.; 8. Costa Rica.
JS talks with Mapman
JS: Where were you, Mapman?
Mapman: I went to Costa Rica, a country in Central America.
JS: Tell us about it.
Mapman: Costa Rica borders both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The country boasts sunny beaches, dense forests, fiery volcanoes, and exotic animals.
JS: Did you see any interesting animals there?
Mapman: When I visited the Pacific Coast, I stayed in a protected area for migrating sea turtles. I spent Christmas night with a marine biologist marine biologist
specialist in the biology of marine life. , watching a leatherback leatherback, marine turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters around the world. The largest of all turtles, it may reach a length of 7 1-2 ft (230 cm) and weigh 1200 lb (540 kg). turtle the size of a golf cart lay her clutch of eggs. We crouched behind her back flippers n. 1. A type of shoe with a paddle-like front extending well beyond the end of the toe, used an aid in swimming (especially underwater). and counted, in the glow of a flashlight, about 90 eggs.
JS: Tell us about the student entries.
Mapman: This year's maps wowed me. Some entries focused on Costa Rica's natural resources, while others portrayed its people and culture. One entry mapped the country as a volcano erupting soccer balls. Another entry made creative use of needlepoint needlepoint: see lace.
Type of embroidery in which the stitches are counted and worked with a needle over the threads, or mesh, of a canvas foundation. It was known as canvas work until the early 19th century. to depict the country and its surrounding seas. Still another transformed the country into the red, wavy hair of a freckle-faced kid whose T-shirt reads, "Hug me ... I'm half Costa Rican!"
I want to thank all of the students and teachers for making this year's contest the best yet.
The 25 runners-up are: Mohammed Ahmed, O.A. Thorp Academy, Chicago, Ill.; Brandi Anderson, Aledo Junior High (JH). Aledo, Ill.; Lauryn Ando, St. Francis School, Honolulu, Hawaii; Aaron Brooks, Hughes Middle School Hughes Middle School is the name of many middle schools, including:
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