Nicolas Malone, a seventh grader at St. Therese School in Northeast Portland, is on his way to compete in the Oregon National Geographic Bee. After winning a school competition and doing well on a written qualifying test, he will be at Western Oregon University March 30 vying to go to the national bee, set for May 22-24 in Washington, D.C. The national winner gets a $25,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galápagos Islands.