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Venkat Ranjan of California is the 2018 National Geographic Bee Champion!

Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. Read more about the 30th annual National Geographic Bee here.

The national Bee champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society (including a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine), and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the voyage is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers in the national competition will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively.

Congratulations to the top 10 finalists who competed in the National Geographic Bee prelims on Monday, May, 21. Read more here.

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Moments from the 2018 National Geographic Bee


Updates from the Bee


Meet the 2018 Geo Bee Finalists

 

 

Looking back to 30 years of the National Geographic Bee