Seventh grader is Georgia geography bee champ
Seventh grader wins state, advances to nationals in geography bee
Vibhav Kanyadan, a seventh-grader at The Walker School in Marietta, was commended for his “personality and brains” when he topped 103 students to win the 2015 National Geographic State Bee (GeoBee) competition held on March 27 at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Kanyadan received $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to represent Georgia in the national championship at National Geographic Society headquarters on May 11-13. The final round offers the winner a $50,000 college scholarship. The national competition may be seen on the National Geographic Channel and NG Wild on May 15 at 8 p.m.
From the thousands of schools in the United States that participate in the National Geographic Bee, nineteen of the state winners are Indian-Americans. They include 4th graders through 8th graders. See the complete list below.
Website Bonus Feature: 2015 state winners who are Indian-Americans:
Kapil Nathan, 5th Grade, Mount Laurel Elementary School, Birmingham.
Madhavan Krishnan, 6th Grade, Sam H. Lawson Middle School, Cupertino.
Rohan Kanchana, 6th Grade, Newark Charter School, Newark.
Rishi Nair, 5th Grade, Lincoln Magnet School, Plant City.
Vibhav Kanyadan, 7th Grade, Walker School, Marietta.
Chinmay Patil, 7th Grade, California Trail Middle School, Olathe.
Pranav Kanmadikar, 6th Grade, Meyzeek Middle School, Louisville.
Ajaya Tummala, 8th Grade, Caddo Middle Magnet School, Shreveport.
Abhinav Karthikeyan, 6th Grade, Roberto W. Clemente Middle School, Germantown.
Shriya Yarlagadda, 6th Grade, Grand Blanc East Middle School, Grand Blanc.
Shreyas Varathan, 8th Grade, Shakopee Area Catholic School, Shakopee.
Nikhil Krishnan, 7th Grade, Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton.
Karan Menon, 8th Grade, John Adams Middle School, Edison.
Lakshay Sood, 4th Grade, Manzano Day School, Albuquerque.
Arnav Patra, 7th Grade, Heim Middle School, Williamsville.
Suyash Dixit, 8th Grade, Shanahan Middle School, Lewis Center.
Ashwin Sivakumar, 5th Grade, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland.
Tejas Badgujar, 8th Grade, Hampton Middle School, Allison Park.
Gauri Garg, 8th Grade, Bear River Charter School, Logan.
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