NewsEducation HEARD IT ON THE STREET: What was the best thing you learned about the state you researched? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)By Dan Squier | firstname.lastname@example.org | Eureka Times-StandardPUBLISHED: April 20, 2019 at 1:00 am | UPDATED: April 20, 2019 at 1:00 amAnna Dorsch, 10, Miss Montana: I learned that Dennis Quaid was born in Montana and I also learned the state flower is bitterroot. Kayla Maples, 10, Miss Tennessee: The best thing I learned is their (college) sports teams are named the Tennessee Volunteers and they abbreviate it as the Tennessee Vols. Amalah Syphanthong, 11, Miss United States: I learned that the states all have different birds and they are all very cool in their own way. Allyson Stivers, 10, Miss North Carolina: I was born in North Carolina and I thought it was really cool the Wright Brothers Memorial was there to honor their first flight. Max Gunther, 10, Mr. Louisiana: One really cool fact that I learned about it was the state capital New Orleans, parts of it were below sea level and jazz was born in Louisiana.