12th National Geographic Bee

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12th National Geographic Bee
Date May 24, 2000
Location Washington, D.C.
Winner Felix Peng
Age 13
Residence Guilford, Connecticut
No. of contestants 55
Preceded by 11th National Geographic Bee
Followed by 13th National Geographic Bee

The 12th National Geographic Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2000, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The final competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.[1] The winner was Felix Peng of Elisabeth Adams Middle School in Guilford, Connecticut, who won a $25,000 college scholarship.[2] The 2nd-place winner, George Thampy, of St. Louis, Missouri, won a $15,000 scholarship. The 3rd-place winner, Jonathan Janus, of Ravenel, South Carolina, won a $10,000 scholarship.[3]


  1. ^ Melody Kramer. "Alex Trebek: On Hosting the National Geographic Bee". National Geographic.
  2. ^ Susan Fineman. "Geography Champ Finds Place in History". The Washington Post.
  3. ^ "2000 National Geographic Bee". National Geographic.

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Preceded by
11th National Geographic Bee
12th National Geographic Bee
May 24, 2000
Succeeded by
13th National Geographic Bee