ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A sixth-grader from Hennepin County Home Schools has won a statewide geography bee, earning an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for next month’s national finals.
Lucas Eggers 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.READ MORE: Minnesota Parents Want More School COVID Protocols As Cases Spike
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.READ MORE: ATF Offers $5,000 Reward For Info Leading To Minneapolis Church Arsonist
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.MORE NEWS: Public’s Help Requested After Car Stolen With 5-Month-Old Dog Inside; Both May Be In St. Paul Area
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