15th National Geographic Bee

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15th National Geographic Bee
Date May 21, 2003
Location Washington, D.C.
Winner James Williams
Age 14
Residence Vancouver, Washington
No. of contestants 55
Preceded by 14th National Geographic Bee
Followed by 16th National Geographic Bee

The 15th National Geographic Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2003, sponsored by the National Geographic Society and ING. The final competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.[1] The winner was James Williams, a homeschooled student from Vancouver, Washington, who won a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and a trip to a Busch Gardens/Sea World Adventure Camp. The 2nd-place winner, Dallas Simons of Martin Luther King Magnet School in Nashville, Tennessee, won a $15,000 scholarship. The 3rd-place winner, Sean Rao of St. Gabriel School in Hubertus, Wisconsin, won a $10,000 scholarship.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melody Kramer. "Alex Trebek: On Hosting the National Geographic Bee". National Geographic. 
  2. ^ Jennifer Vernon. "Washington State Eighth Grader Wins National Geographic Bee". National Geographic News. 

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Preceded by
14th National Geographic Bee
15th National Geographic Bee
May 21, 2003
Succeeded by
16th National Geographic Bee