Lucas Eggers went from Rochester, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C. to drop some geography knowledge.
The seventh-grader got a perfect score in the preliminary round of the National Geographic Geography Bee Monday morning – earning a spot in the finals later this week, according to Bee host Mo Rocca.
That means he answered all 10 of his questions from the prelims correctly, and got a perfect score of 6 on his video challenge questions, a spokesperson with the National Geographic Bee told BringMeTheNews.
Eggers, who is home schooled, is one of 10 finalists that will compete in the National Geographic Bee finals on Wednesday.
The winner gets a $50,000 college scholarship, an all-expenses-paid trip to Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park, and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.
The finals will actually happen 9 a.m. Wednesday, but they'll air the competition on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD at 7 p.m. Friday. (So avoid spoilers for a couple days, if you want to be surprised.)
The finals are expected to take an hour, maybe 90 minutes, to complete, according to the Bee.
Eggers won the state competition last month (his second time doing so).
Minnesota has had one National Geographic Bee champion – Nathan Cornelius, who was also homeschooled, won in 2005.