WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sartell's Gopi Ramanathan has made it to the finals of the National Geographic Bee.

The eighth grader is one of 10 state champions who will take part in the finals on Thursday.  They'll be taped on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m., and then shown on the National Geographic channel at 7:00 p.m. Jeopardy host Alex Trebec will moderate the finals.

The bee is being held this week in Washington, D.C.

Ramanathan is making his second appearance in the National Geographic Bee.