Will Taylor knows a thing or two about state capitals and river formations (and would be an excellent Trivia Pursuit partner).
The eighth-grader recently attended the National Geographic State Bee in Tacoma and finished in fourth place.
Will studied by reading about countries (focusing on capitals and geographical features) and filled out practice maps. His parents also quizzed him from questions posted on the National Geographic website.
"This was an amazing experience for Will and definitely one he’ll never forget. Our family would like to thank the teachers who put in the extra time and effort to make the Geo Bee possible, and the district for supporting programs like these that encourage and reward all kinds of learning styles and abilities," wrote Will's parents Shannon and Tim Taylor.