11th National Geographic Bee

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11th National Geographic Bee
Date May 26, 1999
Location Washington, D.C.
Winner David Beihl
Age 13
Residence Saluda, South Carolina
No. of contestants 55
Preceded by 10th National Geographic Bee
Followed by 12th National Geographic Bee

The 11th National Geographic Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 26, 1999, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The final competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.[1] The winner was David Beihl, a homeschooled student from Saluda, South Carolina, who won a $25,000 college scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Australia.[2][3] The 2nd-place winner, Jason Borschow of St. John's School in Condado, Puerto Rico, won a $15,000 scholarship. The 3rd-place winner, Tanveer Ali of Flint, Michigan, won a $10,000 scholarship.[4][5]

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Preceded by
10th National Geographic Bee
11th National Geographic Bee
May 26, 1999
Succeeded by
12th National Geographic Bee