Speech to Text for Local Student Will Go to State Geography Finals
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kate houston/ st. mary's school: "here at st. mary's, eli told me his passion for geography comes from a curiosity of all subjects, and that it helps him every day in his classes here." right now eli is in eigth grade...but has been working toward this goal for four years. last year he came in second place...and was determined to do better this time around. eli haynes/going to oregon national geographic state bee: "i studied a little bit harder this year and it helped me get the first place in the school." eli told me understanding geography helps give him context with other subjects. eli haynes/going to oregon national geographic state bee: "when i'm reading stuff or looking at things i like to know where stuff is. so that's pretty cool." while he'll be going up against some of the brightest young minds in oregon...he told me he's not nervous. eli haynes/going to oregon national geographic state bee: "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." the oregon national geographic state bee is the second level of the competition. winners at the national level of the competition. winners at the national championship will get college scholarships ranging from 10 to 50 thousand dollars. win or lose...eli says it's the experience that matters. eli haynes/going to oregon national geographic state bee: "it feels pretty good because i have interests in so many things, so it just feels good to have accomplished this." kate houston/st. mary's school: "the state bee is going to be held on april 6th at western oregon university. in medford, kate houston, newswatch12." another local student is preparing for the 2018 oregon national geographic