Listen and Talk Alum to Compete at State Geography Bee

“In what country is Mount Everest located?”

The answer is… Nepal!

Thousands of schools in the United States participate in the annual National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography.

Earlier this year, Will (a Listen and Talk alum in the 8th grade) and two dozen of his schoolmates were challenged with questions about geography, history, and the world around us. These regional competitions were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine a School Champion.

After several rounds of tense competition, Will was the last student standing and was crowned champion of The Overlake School in Redmond. Hooray!


As the School Champion, Will was selected as one of the elite students who will compete at the Washington State National Geographic State Bee this Friday, March 31 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. The State Champion will win some cool stuff ($100 and the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th Edition) and a trip to our nation’s capital to represent our state by competing in the National Geographic Bee Championship in May, where the winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and the title of National Champion.

Everyone at Listen and Talk is rooting for you, Will!

Do you have what it takes to be the next National Geographic Bee Champion? Learn more about the Bee, take a mini-test, or download their app by visiting Nat Geo’s website.


The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. We support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. We aspire to create a community of change, advancing key insights about our planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time. Our goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good.

One thought on “Listen and Talk Alum to Compete at State Geography Bee

  1. Way to go Will! All your friends in Rebecca’s Pre-K class are cheering you on. Go Will! Go Will! Go Will!!!

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