ST. CLOUD -- The winner of the 25th annual National Geographic Bee was announced yesterday (Friday) at St. Cloud State University.

Alexander Conrad from Valley View Middle School in Edina took first place and will represent Minnesota at the national competition held May 20th through May 2nd in Washington D.C.

Runner up is Francis Winter from Wilmar Middle School. Third place is Audrey Gorman from Our Lady of Grace in Edina.

Over 100 students from across the state competed in the Bee.

In addition to representing the state at the national contest, Conrad has a chance at winning $25,000 in college scholarship money. The national competition is monitored by Alex Trebek, game show host on Jeopardy.