Matthew Feraru, a sixth grade student at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage, has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic Bee.
Matthew won the school competition earlier this year and then completed a qualifying test through the National Geographic Society. Only the top 100 students in Minnesota were selected to participate in the state bee.
The state champion will receive a medal, a $100 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Minnesota at the National Geographic Bee Championship, held May 11-13. The national champion will win a $50,000 college scholarship.
The state competition will take place on Friday, March 27 at St. Cloud State University.