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In the annual National Geographic Bee competition held this year in USA, seven of the ten finalists were Indians! See list below.

In the preliminary round of the 24th annual National Geographic Bee competition, held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012., the top 10 finishers— from a field of comprised of 54 state-level winners— who competed in the final round held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 24 are:

1. Raghav Ranga, Arizona
2. Varun Mahadevan, California
3. Anthony Stoner,Louisiana
4. Adam Rusak,Maryland
5. Karthik Karnik, Massachusetts
6. Gopi Ramanathan, Minnesota
7. Neelam Sandhu, New Hampshire (Female)
8. Rahul Nagvekar, Texas
9. Anthony Cheng, Utah
10. Vansh Jain, Wisconsin

The initial field consisted of millions of fourth- to eighth-grade students, ages 10 to 14. After various eliminations, 54 kids—representing 50 states and four U.S.jurisdictions—reached Tuesday's semifinal round, which winnowed the field to10.

There were many questions on geography, and barely twelveseconds for each - not much time - to answer!
And finally the winner was Rahul Nagvekar!

According to the news release, at age 3, Rahul couldn't put down a globe. This week he turned 14.

On Thursday May24, this eighth-grader from Quail Valley Middle School near Houston emerged the victor in a tense fourth-round tie breaker at the Google-sponsored 2012 National GeographicBee in Washington, D.C.

He won $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society, a trip to the Galápagos Islands—and, of course, a lifetime of bragging rights for beating nine other geo whiz-kid finalists from across the United States.

How did he do it? In his own words: "I knew the competition was tough. ButI also knew that if I was calm and that if I was focused, I would be able to do what I did. But really, my hope was just to get all of the questions correct—I was less concerned with coming in first or second."

To prepare for the 24th annual Geo Bee, Nagvekar said he pored over maps, paged through publications, and constantly consulted an atlas.But it never felt like work.

Did he know about Karmanyevadhikaraste?

Check it out here: Rahul
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