Grace Rembert, an 8th grader at Sacajawea Middle School, has finished as one of the top 10 finalists in the National Geographic Bee. This is Grace's third time competing in the National Geographic Bee at the national level.

The 10 finalists, culled from 54 competitors from all 50 states and several US territories. The final round to be held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 25. First prize is a $50,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

The 10 finalists are:

Kapil Nathan — Alabama
Rishi Nair — Florida
Rishi Kumar — Maryland
Saketh Jonnalagadda — Massachusetts
Lucas Eggers — Minnesota
Grace Rembert — Montana
Samanyu Dixit — North Carolina
Ashwin Sivakumar — Oregon
Pranay Varada — Texas
Thomas Wright — Wisconsin

To determine which finalists would qualify to compete in the final round the following preliminary competition tiebreaker questions had to be answered correctly:

Q1: The Paraguay River flows into which other river near the city of Corrientes?

A1: Paraná River

Q2: Corno Grande is the highest pear in which mountain range that stretched the length of peninsular Italy?

A2: Apennines

Q3: The islands of Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer belong to which country?

A3: Ireland

How'd you do with those questions?