Alex Wilaniskis is a 13-year-old 7th grader at East Ridge Middle School in Whitesburg, northeastern Tennessee. He enjoys studying geography and plants and hopes to become a botanist. His interests include playing music; he's taken part in piano recitals and was the top percussionist in a band. He'd like to visit Tahiti.Alex will be competing at the National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, D.C. Watch on the National Geographic Channel Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The finals will be broadcast later on public television stations. Check local listings.
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