Oceanside High School West student Kartarina Cova participated in the state geography bee April 4 and although she did not advance to the finals, she said she enjoyed the experience.

In December 2013, nine eighth-grade history classes participated in their classrooms to make it to the school finals of The National Geography Bee. The moderator was former teacher Morris Berry.

The competition was tense and Cova won the school bee. She then took the written test, which was made up of 70 questions that had to be answered in 60 minutes. This test was mailed to the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. Cova placed high enough to be invited to attend and compete in the state bee at the University of Maine Farmington, where she competed against the top 100 students in Maine.