Eugene Student Represents Oregon In The National Geographic Bee In Washington, DC
Most everyone has heard of the National Spelling Bee. But there’s another national student competition that tests knowledge of the world we live in – specifically the geography. The National Geographic Bee begins on Monday in Washington, DC. After regional and state competitions, each state selects a 5th to 8th grader who will test their knowledge against the country’s best. This year, Oregon’s representative is from Eugene.
Tor Parsons is a 7th grader at Roosevelt Middle School. KLCC’s Jes Burns speaks with Tor and his father Craig about the coming competition.