ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Minnesota's National Geographic Bee champion was crowned on Friday at St. Cloud State University.

Lucas Eggers, a 6th grader from Rochester, advances to the finals in Washington D.C. next month.

Eggers, 11, is part of the Hennepin Home School program. His parents said they put a globe in his hands at age 4. Eggers has also qualified for the National History Bee this year.

Maegan McMahon, an 8th grader from Little Canada finished in second place. Lucas Bertram, a 7th grader from Woodbury finished.