18th National Geographic Bee

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18th National Geographic Bee
Date May 24, 2006
Location Washington, D.C.
Winner Bonny Jain
Age 12
Residence Moline, Illinois
No. of contestants 55
Preceded by 17th National Geographic Bee
Followed by 19th National Geographic Bee

The 18th National Geographic Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2006, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The final competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.[1] The winner was Bonny Jain of Moline, Illinois, who won a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The 2nd-place winner, Neeraj Sirdeshmukh of Nashua, New Hampshire, won a $15,000 scholarship. The 3rd-place winner, Yeshwanth Kandimalla of Marietta, Georgia, won a $10,000 scholarship.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kramer, Melody. "Alex Trebek: On Hosting the National Geographic Bee". National Geographic. 
  2. ^ Harder, Ben. "Illinois Eighth Grader Wins National Geographic Bee". National Geographic News. 

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Preceded by
17th National Geographic Bee
18th National Geographic Bee
May 24, 2006
Succeeded by
19th National Geographic Bee