Truman Kjos of Brookfield stood ready at the microphone as he competed in the Missouri National Geographic Geography Bee at Moberly Area Community College on April 4. After qualifying to advance to the state competition in his age division, Truman distinguished himself as one of the top 100 spellers nationwide. He came in second place in the state Geography Bee, in his age division. Truman is home-schooled.

Truman Kjos of Brookfield stood ready at the microphone as he competed in the Missouri National Geographic Geography Bee at Moberly Area Community College on April 4. After qualifying to advance to the state competition in his age division, Truman distinguished himself as one of the top 100 spellers nationwide. He came in second place in the state Geography Bee, in his age division. Truman is home-schooled.