17th National Geographic Bee

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17th National Geographic Bee
Date May 25, 2005
Location Washington, D.C.
Winner Nathan Cornelius
Age 13
Residence Cottonwood, Minnesota
No. of contestants 55
Preceded by 16th National Geographic Bee
Followed by 18th National Geographic Bee

The 17th National Geographic Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 25, 2005, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The final competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.[1] The winner was Nathan Cornelius, a homeschooled student from Cottonwood, Minnesota, who won a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The 2nd-place winner, Karan Takhar of the Gordon School in East Providence, Rhode Island, won a $15,000 scholarship. The 3rd-place winner, Samuel Brandt of Roosevelt Middle School in Eugene, Oregon, won a $10,000 scholarship.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melody Kramer. "Alex Trebek: On Hosting the National Geographic Bee". National Geographic. 
  2. ^ David Braun. "Minnesota Boy Wins 2005 National Geographic Bee". National Geographic News. 

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Preceded by
16th National Geographic Bee
17th National Geographic Bee
May 25, 2005
Succeeded by
18th National Geographic Bee