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14-year-old Mequon boy second-place winner of National Geographic Bee

MEQUON — Pranay Varada was stung by last year’s National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it’s English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. 701 more words


Indian-American Teen Pranay Varada Wins 2017 National Geographic Bee

In second place is Thomas Wright and third place finisher is Veda Bhattaram of Indian origin

By Geeta Goindi

Washington, DC, May 17, 2017 – For the sixth consecutive year, the winner of the prestigious National Geographic Bee is an Indian-American kid: Pranay Varada, 14, of Texas. 1,052 more words


Texas Student Wins National Geographic Bee

Red was unaware that there was a Geographic Bee, but is pleased to report that Pranay Varada of Irving has won this year’s Bee.  The event, sponsored not surprisingly by National Geographic Magazine, tests the entrants knowledge of countries,  rivers, lakes,  mountain ranges, borders and cultures.  99 more words

North Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A 14-year-old eighth-grader from North Texas with an impressive knowledge of rivers, mountain ranges, borders and cultures has won this year’s National Geographic Bee. 119 more words


Several Indian-American Whiz Kids Competing in 2017 National Geographic Bee

Challenging competition with top award of $50,000 will be held May 14-17 in the nation’s capital

By Geeta Goindi

Washington, DC, May 10, 2017 – For five consecutive years, Indian-American students have won the prestigious National Geographic Bee and now nearly two dozen whiz kids of Indian origin are competing in the championship event next week. 735 more words