Oregon student competing in geography bee

He's competing to represent the state on the national level.

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 7:41 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2018 7:50 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. – An Oregon student is putting his geography knowledge to the test.

Next month, eighth grader Eli Haynes will be competing to represent Oregon at the National Geographic Bee Championship in May.

He said he’s been working toward this goal for the past four years.

Not only does he study the test-prep National Geographic provides, he said he also takes lessons from other subjects and applies them to geography.

“Looking at all the aspects of geography and kind of skimming over it, and all of it, so I'll have a general idea of the questions,” Haynes said.

The state geography bee is happening on April 6 at Western Oregon University.

The winner of the national championship in May will get a $50,000 college scholarship.

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