Kaylan is a rising star at Windermere Preparatory School in Florida with multiple accolades to show for his achievements. His passion for geography, math, science and sports has already brought him to several national competitions in the US.
Geography has been Kaylan's passion since the age of 3. His parents gave him a large Kids World Atlas book which he would comb through every day. By age 4, he learned the name of every US state and capital, and at age 7, he had learned the capital of every country in the world (a total of 256 countries). Kaylan's love for geography has been organic and grown from his curiosity about the world. He won the Windermere Preparatory Geography Bee in fourth grade and has continued to explore his passion for geography since.
Kaylan has since moved on to compete in several national competitions in the US including the 2017 International Geography Bee United States National Championship which was held in Chicago, Illinois. Placing fifth place overall in the country, Kaylan has qualified to compete against students worldwide in the first ever International Geography Bee World Championship to be held in Berlin, Germany in July 2018.
Kaylan also competed in the 2017 US National Geography Championship held by the North-South Foundation held in Houston, placing second nationwide out of the top 100 nationally ranked students who were invited to compete.
Along with his love for geography, Kaylan also enjoys maths, sports and science. For the last four years, Kaylan has played in the Windermere Little League and is known as the ‘golden glove' of third base. He applies his love for math and science to the game of baseball.
Johns Hopkins also invited Kaylan to an award ceremony this past summer held at Columbia University in New York in recognition for his excellent PSAT score. Kaylan says that Windermere Preparatory School has exposed him to an integrated learning system where combining ones love for math, science, technology and arts is possible.