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Sartell’s Ramanathan Falls Short of National Geo Bee Title

Abby Faulkner

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sartell’s Gopi Ramanthan came-up short in his attempt to win today’s National Geographic Bee.  He was eliminated from the competition in the second round.

A first-time national geography bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington.

Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Missouri City, Texas, won National Geographic Bee on Thursday. He will receive a $25,000 scholarship.

Thirteen-year-old Vansh Jain, of Minocqua, Wis., came in second, and will take home a $15,000 scholarship. The third-place winner, 13-year-old Varun Mahadevan of California, wins a $10,000 scholarship.

The competition began with about 4 million students in schools across the country this year.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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