BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation Warnings Lifted for Lumgrey Fire in Siskiyou County Full Story

Local Student Will Go to State Geography Finals

St. Mary's eighth grader, Eli Haynes, will compete in the Oregon National Geographic State Bee

Posted: Mar 12, 2018 5:53 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2018 5:57 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- St. Mary's eighth grader, Eli Haynes, will compete in the Oregon National Geographic State Bee. 

Eli has been working towards this goal for four years. Last year he came in second place, and was determined to do better this time around. 

"I studied a little bit harder this year and it helped me get the first place in the school," says Eli Haynes. 

Eli told NewsWatch12 understanding geography helps give him context with other subjects. 

"When I'm reading stuff or looking at things I like to know where stuff is. So that's pretty cool," says Haynes. 

Eli will be going up against 100 of the top-scoring students in Oregon, and he says he's not nervous. 

"If anything sets me apart I think it will be using kind of everything that i've learned in every class to kind of draw it towards geography," says Haynes. 

The Oregon National Geographic State Bee is the second level of the national competition. The national winners will get college scholarships ranging from 10 to 50 thousand dollars. 

"It feels pretty good because I have interests in so many things, so it just feels good to have accomplished this," says Haynes. 

The state bee will be held on April 6, 2018 at Western Oregon University.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 72°
Brookings
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 80°
Crater Lake
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 70°
Grants Pass
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Klamath Falls
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 70°
Hot & Bright Tuesday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Tuesday, June 18 morning weather

Image

The Pledge: Hillside Elementary, Mrs. Bower, Kindergarten

Image

Lumgrey fire grows to 180 acres

Image

Mustangs, Nuggets split Area-4 league opener

Image

Daily J! - Fruitful Phrases

Image

Monday, June 16 evening weather

Image

Pet of the Week: Sashira

Image

At the Market: Flowers, Fruits, and Veggies

Image

Monday, June 17 afternoon weather

Image

Girls Fire Camp