May 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm
SARTELL, MN (KNSI) - He's becoming our hometown hero-- the eighth grader from Sartell middle school, Gopi Ramanathan has made it to the National Geographic Bee finals.
Gopi battled it out and secured the 10th spot for the final run after he answered 8 of the 9 questions in the preliminary round.This years Bee is Gopi's second appearance--he represented the state at the same Bee as a sixth-grader back in 2010, but didn't make it this far.
The top 10 finalists are studying hard for the finale-- that round will air live on the National Geographic channel Thursday night from 8-10 p.m. hosted by Jeopardy! quizmaster Alex Trebek.