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Rochester’s Geographic Bee Contestant Comes up Short

Final round of the 2017 Geography Bee.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Hale/National Geographic. Several of the finalists who took part in the 2017 National Geographic Bee held at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 17 (top row, left to right) Nicholas Monahan of Idaho, Pranay Varada of Texas and (bottom row, left to right) Anish Susarla of Virginia, and Lucas Eggers of Minnesota.

Washington, DC (KROC AM News) – A Rochester home schooled student made it to the 9th round of the final competition of this year’s National Geographic Bee before he was eliminated.

This was the second year in a row Lucas Eggers made it to the final round before being bounced out. He also competed in 2014. Lucas is sponsored by STAR Homeschool Academy in Minneapolis.

This year’s bee was won by Pranay Varada of Irving, Texas, a 14-year-old at DeWitt Perry Middle School.

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