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Indian American kid wins Nat Geo Bee

May 25, 2006 01:03 IST
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Indian American kids seem to have no parallel when it comes to winning Bees.

Twelve-year-old Bonny Jain of Moline, Illinois, won the National Geographic Bee on May 25, beating two other Indian Americans in the finals held at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

Neera Sirdeshmukh, 14, of Nashua, New Hampshire, came in second place, while 13-year-old Yeshwanth Kandimalla from Georgia came third.

For the winning question, his 26th out of 27, Jain correctly answered 'Cambrian Mountains' to the question 'Name the mountains that extend across much of Wales, from the Irish Sea to the Bristol Channel.'

Jain, who is still in eighth grade, won $25,000 and a lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society for his efforts.

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