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Indian-American student Pranay Varada wins 2017 National Geographic Bee Competition

May 19, 2017 09:40 IST

Pranay Varada, 14-year-old Indian-American student, on 18 May 2017 won the prestigious National Geographic Bee competition 2017. As National Geographic Bee champion, he gets USD 50000 in scholarship and other prizes.

He was declared the winner as he won the first tie breaker question when he correctly identified the Kunlun Mountains as the 1200 mile range that separates the Taklimakan Desert from the Tibetan Plateau.

Veda Bhattaram another Indian-American from New Jersey finished third at the finals, while Thomas Wright from Wisconsin was declared the runner up.

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By winning the competition, Varada has maintained the dominance of the Indian-American community in the contest as for the past one decade, National Geographic Bee has been dominated by Indian-Americans.

In 2016, Rishi Nair, a sixth grader from Florida, won the contest. Varada was a runner up in 2016 National Geographic Bee.

About National Geographic Bee

The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The competition allows students of fourth to eighth grade to participate in American schools.

The competition is being held every year since 1989.

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