Hot off the wires…

WASHINGTON (AP) 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.

Here’s the post we did on Varun yesterday. Plus this video of the Hayward 13-year-old pointing out some local and statewide points of geographical interest..


Spoiler Alert: Here’s How Our Local Champ Did in the Geography Bee Finals 24 May,2012Jon Brooks

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