Sid Kurella is a 13-year-old 8th grader at Crossroads North Middle School in Monmouth Junction, a suburb of South Brunswick. He has a 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo. He earned 2nd- and 3rd-place medals in the New Jersey Science Olympiad. He's interested in computer programming.
Sid 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.