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Wil Kopp qualifies for national bee

Discovery Middle School 7th grader Wil Kopp, son of Kent and Rita Kopp, was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Minnesota National Geographic Bee. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee.

Bees were held in schools with 4th through 8th grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society.

The 2013 Minnesota National Geographic Bee will be held at St. Cloud State University on Friday, April 5.

National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will air the final round of the 2013 National Geographic Bee, moderated by Alex Trebek, on Thursday, May 2. It will be aired on public television stations after that date. Check local listings for date and times in your area.