LHWHS junior Max Yang recently represented Team USA and won the silver medal at the 17th International Geography Olympiad (iGeo).
His achievement makes him the first medalist from Missouri at iGeo; he also ranked the highest among the four USA iGeo team members.
The International Geography Olympiad is an annual competition for 16- to 19-year-old students from all over the world
Students representing their countries are chosen from thousands of students who participate in their own national Geography Olympiads.
Max was selected to represent the USA at iGeo after he won second place in the U.S. National Geography Olympiad in April.
The iGeo tests the abilities of participants in identifying geographical patterns, processes, and analyzing geographical issues.
iGeo consists of three parts: a written test, a multimedia test, and a fieldwork exercise.
The program also includes poster presentations by teams and cultural exchanges.
This year’s competition was originally planned to take place in Istanbul, but was held online in August due to the pandemic.