6th grader from Rochester wins geography bee, will represent state at national finals

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: April 5, 2014 - 12:29 PM

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A 6th-grader from Rochester, Minn., has won a statewide geography bee, earning an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for next month's national finals.

Lucas Eggers, a home-schooled student, took top honors Friday in the state-level 2014 Geographic Bee at St. Cloud State University. The event is organized by the National Geographic Society.

Eggers wins $100, and he'll also represent Minnesota at the national finals May 19-21. First prize will be a $50,000 college scholarship, plus a free trip for two to the Galapagos Islands.

The second- and third-place winners will receive college scholarships worth $25,000 and $10,000, respectively.

The competition was open to students between fourth and eighth grade.

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