13th National Geographic Bee

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13th National Geographic Bee
Date May 23, 2001
Location Washington, D.C.
Winner Kyle Haddad-Fonda
Age 14
Residence Shoreline, Washington
No. of contestants 55
Preceded by 12th National Geographic Bee
Followed by 14th National Geographic Bee

The 13th National Geographic Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 2001, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The final competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.[1] The winner was Kyle Haddad-Fonda of Shoreline, Washington, who won a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The 2nd-place winner, Nick Jachowski of Makawao, Hawaii, won a $15,000 scholarship. The 3rd-place winner, Jason Ferguson of Dallas, Texas, won a $10,000 scholarship.[2]


  1. ^ Melody Kramer. "Alex Trebek: On Hosting the National Geographic Bee". National Geographic. 
  2. ^ Randolph E. Schmid. "WA. Teen Wins Geography Bee on Third Try". ABC News. 

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Preceded by
12th National Geographic Bee
13th National Geographic Bee
May 23, 2001
Succeeded by
14th National Geographic Bee