Local students who will be competing at Friday's geographic bee include:
- ETHAN T. HERTZLER, OAK GROVE SCHOOL IN LIBERTYVILLE
- JACK E. NICHOLSON, HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL IN LIBERTYVILLE
- CAROLINE E. WYGANT, OF GRAYSLAKE
The winner of Friday's competition will represent the state in the national competition May 19 to 21 in Washington, D.C., according to the National Geographic Society press release.
The final round of the national geographic bee will be moderated by Soledad O'Brien with a $50,000 college scholarship at stake.