National Geographic Geography Bee
Two Oregon Conference students were among the 100 finalists for the Oregon State Geography Bee on April 4. Eighth graders Deanna Plubell of Portland Adventist Elementary School and Holly Schnackenberg of Hood View Junior Academy qualified by first winning their school competitions in January and then scoring in the top 100 on a written state qualifying test.
Plubell credits her success to a love of reading, many hours spent looking through National Geographic magazines and encouragement from family members interested in geography. Schnackenberg says she has always loved geography and history. Both are honor roll students.