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Hennepin County 6th Grader Wins 2014 Geographic Bee Held At St. Cloud State University

04/07/2014 - 12:30 PM

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A 6th-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.

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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