Ten boys are facing off in a battle of world knowledge for the championship round of the National Geographic Bee.


Ten boys are facing off in a battle of world knowledge for the championship round of the National Geographic Bee.
They beat out nearly 5 million students who took part in state and local competitions to make it to Washington for the bee hosted by Alex Trebek. It starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Students from Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin made it to the final round. They range in age from 11 to 13.
The champion wins a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos to experience geography firsthand. The second- and third-place winners are awarded scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000.
Students competed from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and the military.