WESTLAKE -- An eighth-grader from Westlake is getting ready for the competition of a lifetime.

In just days, Kyle Yu will be representing the entire state of Ohio in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

This isn't Yu's first time competing at a national level.

The student at Lee Burneson Middle School also represented the Buckeye State at last year's competition.

Yu will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to face off against 53 others students from across the country.

If he makes it to the final 10, you will see his face on the National Geographic Channel on May 22.

Yu joined us on Channel 3 News at 7 to explain how he's preparing and to quiz Jim Donovan on his geography knowledge.

Take the quiz yourself by visiting the National Geographic Bee website.

Mobile users: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/