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.