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Akhil Rekulapelli of Virginia Wins 2014 National Geographic Bee and $50,000 College Scholarship

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WASHINGTON (May 21, 2014)—Akhil Rekulapelli of Dulles, Virginia, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, took top honors at the 26th annual National Geographic Bee held today at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. Akhil, who finished in fourth place at the 2013 National Geographic Bee, is the first student from Virginia […]

Download the 2014 National Geographic Bee Winners Yearbook

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The 2014 National Geographic Bee Winners Yearbook contains the name and photo of the first-, second- and third-place winners of the 2014 National Geographic Bee. It also provides the winning question of the competition, fun facts for each winner as well as their ages, schools, and cities.

Download the 2014 National Geographic Bee Top 10 Finalists Yearbook

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The 2014 National Geographic Bee Top 10 Finalists Yearbook contains the name and photo of the contestants that qualified for the final round of the National Geographic Bee, to take place May 21. It also provides fun facts for each finalist as well as their ages, schools, and cities.

10 STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR 2014 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND, MAY 21

2014 National Geographic Geography Bee Finalists.

The preliminary round of the 26th annual National Geographic Bee was held Monday, May 19. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level winners who took part in the prelims — will compete in the final round to be held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 21.

The 10 finalists are:

• Tuvya Bergson-Michelson, CA
• Pranit Nanda, CO
• Ameya Mujumbar, FL
• Ansel Ahabue, GA
• Nick Rommel, MA
• Kyle Yu, OH
• Max Levine, RI
• Krish Patel, SC
• Akhil Rekulapelli, VA
• Asha Jain, WI

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26th ANNUAL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE TAKES PLACE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 19-21

Young Geography Brainiacs Set Sights on 2014 National Geographic Bee Title And $85,000 in College Scholarships

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WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014)—Fifty-four of the nation’s brightest young geography whiz kids will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 19 to 21 to take part in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee. The fifth- through eighth-graders, who range in age from 11 to 15, will be competing for the 2014 Bee crown and three college […]

Download the 2014 National Geographic Bee Yearbook

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The 2014 National Geographic Bee Yearbook contains the name and photo of each of the 54 national finalists who will take part in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. May 19-21. It also provides fun facts for each finalist as well as their ages, schools, and cities.

Top Geography Students to Test Skills at State Geographic Bees on April 4

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WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014)—On Friday, April 4, young geography whizzes across the United States and U.S. territories will participate in state-level Geographic Bees, competing for a spot in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. Organized by the National Geographic Society, the 2014 National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google. At […]

National Geographic Names Daniel Beaupré New Executive Director of National Geographic Bee

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2013)—Daniel Beaupré has been tapped to head the National Geographic Bee. His appointment as National Geographic’s executive director, geography competitions and student experiences, was announced today. Previously director of education partnerships with National Geographic Live, Beaupré is just the second Bee director in the contest’s 25-year history, replacing Mary Lee Elden who […]

Sathwik Karnik from Massachusetts Wins 2013 National Geographic Bee And $25,000 College Scholarship

2013 Geography Bee Finals at the National Theater, Washington DC.

 ‘Geo Bee 2013’ to air Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel & Nat Geo WILD WASHINGTON (May 22, 2013)—Sathwik Karnik of Massachusetts, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at King Philip Regional Middle School in Norfolk, southwest of Boston, took top honors at the 25th annual National Geographic Bee held at The National […]

Soledad O’Brien Named New Moderator of National Geographic Bee

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WASHINGTON (May 22, 2013)—Award-winning journalist, speaker, producer, television host and filmmaker Soledad O’Brien was today named the new moderator of the National Geographic Bee, the National Geographic Society’s annual geography competition. O’Brien will take over the role from “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who has moderated the National Geographic Bee for 25 years. He will step […]

Geography Whiz Kids to Vie for 2013 National Bee Title And $50,000 in College Scholarships, May 20-22

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WASHINGTON (May 2, 2013)—Fifty-four of the nation’s brightest young geography geniuses will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 20 to 22 to take part in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, ranging in age from 10 to 14, will be competing for the 2013 Bee crown and three college scholarships worth […]

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